“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.” -Steve Maraboli
I love the fantastical idea of wishes, but Maraboli makes a good point in the quote above. Write down your wishes so that they can become goals. Make them goals, and the chances of making your wish come true is much higher. So yes, it is 11:11 as we speak and usually at this moment everyone says make a wish, but let’s revise it a little and say “Make a wish and write it down.” I would love to see more people’s wishes come true 😘
Did you make a wish yet? Okay, good. Now for an extensive explanation of the concept of 11:11. I searched on the internet for “Why people make wishes at 11:11?” and there were many results. One person answered,
“lord_midnight_11 answered 5 years ago
Not only is it an appealing number to the eye because of its symmetry and binary simplicity but because in this world where things are becoming so difficult and people are sometimes forced to settle for things; it gives people hope or something to believe in. Just like kissing your hand and touching the headliner of your car when going though a yellow light “protects you in some way” or tossing a coin in a wishing well and making a wish for great things brings the person making the wish some kind of comfort and peace, or why people turn to religious icons for moral support and guidance through difficult times. The list could go on and on. If you are so inclined, pick whatever superstition brings you the most comfort and peace at the time and enjoy yourself.”
I like that the answer above ends on a good note. Everyone has their own little habits, traditions, and superstitions and 11:11 is just one of the many that are passed down through several generations. I read in “What Is The Significance Of 11:11?”about 11:11 being a glitch in the matrix making it “a very real way for the spirit world to communicate with us.” The article takes another approach and writes, “According to numerology, the number 11 possesses the qualities of patience, honesty, spirituality, sensitivity, intuition and is idealistic.” The whole phenomena in the number, the sequence, and the moment at which we come across these numbers can mean so many things: spiritually, scientifically, physically, and mentally. 11:11 reminds me to believe in the fantasy of making wishes. 11:11 also reminds me to make my wishes come true by doing more than just sending a mere thought out to the universe. Wishes come true when we work hard, focus, and write down what we hope and wish for.
What does 11:11 mean to you?
Do you believe in making wishes or do you think it is a silly gesture?
lots of virtual hugs 💙
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