Happy March First

It was my fathers' game: first one in the family to remember the date and wish others a happy first of the month wins.  No prize. Just the satisfaction of knowing what day it is and calling it to others' attention.  I mentioned it in one of my two books about family and had a few responses; some people called the game "Firsters".  I wonder if anyone still plays it. It's a form of celebration, a tribute to the ordinary, to time passing, to dailiness, consciousness and appreciation for small blessings.  The acknowledgement of a new month, a new day is a way of saying "Hey, I'm still here!"  I hope  you are.