All Saints' Day
Today is November 1st, which in many Christian denominations is All Saint's Day. This is the day that we collectively remember all of those who have departed this life for their eternal reward. To study the history of this commemoration, start with this Wikipedia nugget and then go from there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints.
I encourage you to continue that tradition today, as well as thanking God for allowing you another day on this journey. You should pray every day, but today send up a special one and rejoice in the blessing of life that the Lord has given you, and of those who have touched your heart along the way.