Don't feel bad if you forgot today is "I Forgot Day."
This day is for you and me. There are no recriminations for not recalling what happened years ago, or hours ago.
As a 71-year-old man I'm glad when I remember things, but I think it's important to celebrate a no-pressure day where I can be excused for my faulty memory.
While we may be surrounded with calendars, whether physical or digital, we still forget important dates, occasions, and tasks. That's why today is like a pardon for being human.
So, Who Came Up with the Idea?
This unusual holiday was created by Gaye Anderson, from DeMotte, Indiana.
She started this holiday because there was a period in her life where she was having a hard time remembering simple things like her kids' birthdays and wedding anniversaries.
However, instead of being bothered with her forgetfulness, she created this day to just relax and well, forget.
In addition, this day is meant to encourage people to apologize and make up for all the events and occasions they might have forgotten. The idea is also about adopting action plans that help us remember things.
With a memory like Swiss cheese, this day is always a real challenge to improve my retention rate which is so low on the Richter scale it barely registers from day to day.
Have a great day... and don't worry about it!