About Reconciliation Day
When is Reconciliation Day? This holiday is always observed on April 2
Are you on the outs with someone? Reconciliation Day is a special day to patch relationships and make amends. The goal of this April 2 holiday is to re-establish relationships between family, friends, and couples. Life is too short to hold a grudge against those we love. Rather, talk about your problems and issues. Be the first to offer the peace pipe or olive branch. Then, re-start the relationship. Kiss and makeup.
Estranged couples may find today to be an opportunity to work out their problems. People who have had a “falling out” with family members are encouraged to reach out and “mend the fence”. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our country’s major political parties could talk to each other and find an agreeable middle ground!?
For those considering a reconciliation, the old saying is “It’s never too late”. But, that is not true. Someday, it could be too late. So, please use today to begin your reconciliation.
How to Celebrate Reconciliation Day
- Be the better person and open up a conversation with someone whom you are mad at or not speaking to.
- Be a good listener. Hear what the other person’s position is.
- Find the middle ground.
- Be ready to agree to disagree. This can solve many rifts.
- Say “I’m sorry”.
- Now comes the best part: kiss and make-up.
Thought for Today
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – – Winston Churchill
History and Origin of Reconciliation Day
Since 1989, newspaper columnist Ann Landers has promoted April 2 as Reconciliation Day. She writes an annual article dedicated to this day. She posts and replies to readers’ questions and issues on reconciliation.
There are many other “Relationship Days” held around the world on many different dates. Among the countries are South Africa, Korea, Angola, and many others that have struggled with war and strife.
A Bit of Wisdom for Today: Make peace with your past, so it won’t disturb the present.
More April 2 Holidays
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