This is not your normal day!
I noticed this once-in-a-lifetime (once in a century?) occurrence would happen on our alarm clocks, watches, car radios, datebooks, calendars, notes, letters, emails … and more today because I wrote way too many 05-04-05’s in my checkbook yesterday ” time to declutter my bill paying again and reconsider those things I have been thinking of as necessities when they really aren’t.
Just for fun to mark the day, how can we commemorate these three sets of zeros and fives?
This is a great day to make things happen instead of letting them happen to you.
0 — Pay 0 bills today. Leave that cash in the bank to gain what piddling interest it can for another day. If you’re going to spend money today, do it in a more meaningful way. For example,
5 — At your coffee place this morning, buy 5 muffins to go with your cappuccino. You drink the cappuccino, but pass out the 5 muffins to people who have none as you make your way back out the door. You’ll feel all warm inside (and not just from the cappuccino.) In fact, take those muffins to work and you could get 5 kisses :-)
0 — Be sure you do not speak a single harsh or unkind word today. On the contrary,
5 — Give 5 genuinely sincere, from the heart compliments to 5 different people. “You really look nice today.” “I’m very impressed; you did such a good job helping me out with this.” “This must be one of the best meals I’ve ever tasted.” “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” “Wow. You’ve made my day.”
0 — Don’t be late—at all.
5 — In fact, be at least 5 minutes early whereever you may be expected to meet someone. Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i (go visiting): If you talk story with 5 different people today you’ll have a pretty magnificent day.
That’s a start.
How can you add to my list and make this a day that is really worth remembering?
Give us your ideas in the comments!
This day will never come again for you, make it count!