Make The Most Of Ordinary Days

Did you know that today is a holiday? It’s the day we celebrate the birth of Johnny Appleseed. Now, you may not celebrate it, but you could start. One of the best things about marriage is you always have someone to do things with, like share an ordinary day in a special way.

I often refer to this website to find unusual, even silly, holidays to celebrate as a surprise to Tom. It’s a great way to plan unexpected fun into your marriage.

Check out a few holidays that are coming up in October:

  • National Homemade Cookie Day (1st)
  • Oktoberfest (2nd)
  • National Golf Day (4th)
  • Do Something Nice Day (5th)
  • National Gumbo Day (12th)
  • Dictionary Day (16th)

How fun to bake cookies for your spouse on the first and eat German cuisine on the 2nd. On the 16th you could plan to play Scrabble or another word game you enjoy. The idea of celebrating these unusual holidays is to help us all make ordinary days something that stands out in our memory.

We don’t know how long God will grant us time together. Make the most of the time by being intentional each and every day.

On a sad note: Our hearts and prayers go out to the Arnold Palmer family as he passed away yesterday at the age of 87. He and his wife, Winnie, were married for 45 years before she passed away from ovarian cancer in 1999.

“They were very close,” Cori Britt, vice president of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, told the Golf Channel in 2014. “He always called her ‘lover.’ ‘Hey lover, how you doing?’ They were hand-holders, they were huggers, they were very close. It was sweet.

What a takeaway for someone to have after observing them for this interview. It makes me wonder what others would takeaway from spending an afternoon with Tom and me. How about you?

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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