There's a catchy rhyme they sing on bonfire night, 'Remember, remember the 5th of November' which is supposed to remind people about the foiled attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up Parliament in 1605. We have just marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, with lots of firsts; Theresa May in joint ceremonies with Mr Macron remembering the first soldiers to die, the Queen and the German President joining in prayers of remembrance for lost lives on both sides.
I overheard a mother on the bus yesterday; 'Remember to be on your best behaviour at Nana's.'
The call to remember assumes that we respond in some way. Let's respond by doing things differently; by using social media to spread positive, uplifting stories, by acknowledging the good news, by encouraging each other, by finding small ways, every day, to make the world a better place.