Rare Time in History
What an extraordinary day this Friday is. If you live in the United States, you celebrate a special US holiday: Veteran’s Day, which is a day to honor men and women who have served in the United States Military. A special service at Arlington National Cemetery is held each year on November 11 at 11:00. Thank you immensely to all those who have helped defend and stand up for the United States as a country.
For this year the date of November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) is also almost the last palindrome date any of us will ever participate in. Next year’s 12/12/12 will be the final hooray for palindrome dates for centuries to come.
If you’ve read many of the blogs on this site, you’ll know there’s a focus on looking for anything for which to make a celebration to help create fun and happy marriages. Don’t let this special date in history pass by without making plans to make it a day you’ll always remember. Look for ways to honor your marriage and your mate.
Las Vegas has capitalized on the palindrome dates for the past several years with thousands of extra weddings on those easy-to-remember dates. Many of them are planned for 11:11 on 11/11/11. You know, come to think of it. I don’t think any spouse would ever be caught forgetting an anniversary date if they chose such a vivid one to tie the knot. That’s not a bad idea!
Whether your plans include eleven unique things or not for 11/11/11, just make it fun and memorable for the two of you or your whole family.
A little tidbit you might do is take 33 small pieces of paper and divide them into 3 stacks of 11. For each of the 2 first stacks, spouses write down what they love most in each other. For the 3rd stack, work on this together and record 11 things that have made you a better person because of your marriage and your mate’s influence.
I would suggest writing in lipstick on the bathroom mirror 11 things you love about your mate, but lipstick is not so easy to clean off. . . .
~ Glenda (gj)