You might be surprised to learn a blue moon really does happen once in a blue moon. You should head out tomorrow night, (Friday, 31 July AEST) and catch this rare event. In case you miss it tomorrow night, the next blue moon is expected to appear in 2018
The phrase, ‘once in a blue moon,’ has been around for nearly 500 years. First recorded in 1528 the phrase was meant to mean, never. It was like saying ‘pigs might fly.’ It wasn’t until 1821 the meaning changed to ‘rarely.’
With the talk of blue moons, I thought I would spend some time today thinking about what it is that I keep putting off. Mmmm? Not that easy. I’m the type of person who if something needs doing, I jump into the abyss and just do it.
Ha! Got it. Flossing!! It’s something I know I should do regularly, but I only think to do it, ‘once in a blue moon.’
So, tomorrow night before I go to bed I’m going to floss my teeth. I don’t want you to think my dental hygiene is lacking-I brush regularly, I still have all my teeth and according to Dr Hilary they are in good condition. Dr Hilary-I’m going to make you proud!’
What have you been putting off since the last blue moon? It may be finishing that manuscript you’ve been working on for the past ten years or knitting the last rows of the jumper you started two many winters ago to remember who you were knitting it for.
Just think, if you start tomorrow night, imagine what you can achieve by 2018!
I’d love you to share with me what you do ‘once in a blue moon.’