This Saturday marks a rare occurrence in the night sky, the second full moon in the month of October. It’s known as a blue moon, although the moon will not look blue. The phrase “once in a blue moon” has to do with the infrequency of having 2 full moons in the same calendar month. It’s special and rare.

That got me to thinking (look out!). Anything that is special and rare deserves celebration. It’s a momentous occasion!

In a year when time has been both plentiful and scarce, depending on your specific quarantine situation, I’ve found it’s been especially important to create some momentous occasions. Many of the usual celebrations of getting together with groups to celebrate milestones have been canceled or looked dramatically different. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have new kinds of celebrations.

And no matter whether you have too much to do or not enough to do, you definitely need a break from it!

At my house, we took a virtual vacation to Australia. We made popcorn and watched a movie on a Saturday night. We camped in our yard. We did science experiments, watched wildlife and plants, and learned new things. We tried new recipes and reveled in old, favorite recipes. None of these is especially noteworthy on its own; it’s the fact that we celebrated them in new ways to make them feel special.

Even if it’s just a regular family dinner on a Tuesday, light some candles to make it different than every other dinner that week.

As we near the end of the most unique year I can remember in my lifetime (yes I know most are calling it a dumpster fire!), there’s still time to create a momentous occasion out of the blue moon, a movie night, and even a Tuesday dinner.

#PositiveAction Create a momentous occasion this week out of anything that strikes your fancy! 


Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay