If I were to invent a holiday that would be celebrated all over the world, it would be called FIX IT DAY.
It would be a holiday where people would get an off-day from their jobs not to goof off but to reflect on their lives and decide on what needs to be fixed.
It could be the broken window that your wife has been nagging you to repair.
It could be your weight issues.
It could be your drinking problem.
It could be your job that sucks.
It could be your relationship with your children.
It could be the fact that you’re single but so desperately want to have someone to hold at night.
It could be that funny thing in your testicles that freaks you out but you’re just too much of a
pussy man to have it checked out.
It could be that secret you’ve been hiding in the closet that’s pounding on the doors and begging you to set it free.
It could be an abusive situation.
It could be a much-deserved trip.
God forbid, it could even be your wardrobe!
It could be anything. It could be everything. It could be your whole damn life.
There’s just so much complaining. There’s so much fear. Too much hiding. But never enough action.
It’s sad that it would take a holiday for men to feel obliged to give flowers to their women… That it would take some bright lights and a tree for everyone to be a little bit nicer to each other… That it would take a new year for anyone to consider a resolution. So if what it would take is a holiday, then so be it.
The great thing about FIX IT DAY is that it’s not just all for show… People would be encouraged to do less talk and more actions.
So get your tools and fix that goddamn window. Then get your wife to bed and shut her up.
Take your paws off those cupcakes. Eat healthier. Work out.
Get those bottles the hell out of your house. Seek help.
Consider your other career options. Refuse to be stuck in a rut.
Sit with your children. Talk to them. Tell them you love them.
Ask him/her out. If they say no, move the hell on.
Grab your balls and go see a doctor.
Come out to your parents. Tell them you’d rather be with your best friend Jenny than your fiancé Tom.
Walk out that door. Never look back.
Pack your bags and jump on a plane.
Clean your closet. Stop wearing jeans that are two sizes bigger. Know your freakin bra size.
It’s challenging, I know. But here’s another great thing about FIX IT DAY. It’s also a day for KINDNESS and ACCEPTANCE. A day where people don’t judge others for what they’ve decided is what’s right for themselves. Instead, everyone is urged to support each other… To cheer each other on… To acknowledge each other’s courage and if possible, to help others reach their goals. And in return, they get the same kind of understanding… the same kind of encouragement… the same kind of love.
Since some people are just so easy to quit, I shall propose that FIX IT DAY is to be celebrated once every first day of the month so that people can assess and evaluate themselves and see if they are heading the right direction or if their goals have changed.
You know what the best thing about this holiday is? No companies will profit from it. Just you. Just me. And the happiness we are to get from it isn’t a fleeting one… but one that’s real and lasting and could only come from a life that’s being lived the way it should.