Father’s Day and Mother’s Day

On social media, I tried writing a “happy Father’s Day” message (for Australia) but I stopped myself when I thought of the fellow men who cannot, or will never, be a father.

Likewise, for the similar women and non-binary people who have no day that celebrates them.

I now hate days of celebration like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day (and Valentine’s Day) because they’re purely commercial days that never acknowledge the people who have no chance of experiencing them (yet expect a level of participation – i.e. giving gratitude).

Let’s instead have a single general day of “Gratitude for All People We Love” – friends, family and lovers alike – that sets no expectations on gender or circumstance.
(And no emphasis on gifts.)
After all – these days are all to celebrate those we love, aren’t they?