On the day after the presidential inauguration Oprah was visiting Walter Reed Hospital. Just so you know,
Walter Reed is for rehabilitation for the men and women who have served in the wars the United States are engaged in at the present time.
The first man that Oprah spoke with was an amputee (as most were) and as he spoke he told Oprah that his "Alive day was (date), and..." then Oprah stopped him and asked what he meant by Alive day? He explained that wounded soldiers consider the day that they were injured, but made it out alive was their Alive Day.... It is their celebration of being ALIVE. These soldiers take the time to acknowledge their very existence on this planet.
very similar to how people with terminal illnesses conquer the illness and celebrate the exact date they were deemed disease free. Many people who go through these experiences appreciate being alive in a different way than those who haven't had extreme brushes with death.
"How can I appreciate my life more profoundly and make more of my days be Alive Days?"