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12-8-21 Palindrome Update
Halfway📍Book Pre-Sale Campaign
We’re ending 2021 with a bang! December has nine days of palindromes in a row. Palindromes are phrases, words, or sequences that read the same way backward as they do forward. 2021 has 22 palindromes, which won’t happen again until the next century. 🤯
Today is a five-digit palindrome, but the longest one last week was eight digits, which occurs only 12 times during the 21st century. The next eight-digit palindrome isn’t until March 3, 2030.
Today also marks the halfway point in my book pre-sale campaign.
With just 15 days left, I write and report with delight that the campaign has been going well. We're 85% of the way to fulfilling the first tier of the book's funding goals. That's incredible! I am very grateful that you chose to join me on this journey. Feeling like someone missed the boat for this joyous ride?
My favorite palindromes are kayak and level. According to “Palindrome Collector” and Professor of Electrical Engineering Aziz Inan, “that symmetric aspect has its own magic power.” In the Farmers’ Almanac, Dr. Inan explains:
The only two years in a century that contain 22 palindrome dates are the ones ending with 11 and 21. The year 2011 had 22, and in the next century, they will be found in 2111 and 2121.
Three ⚡️ in 31 Seconds
⚡️ Add not having AIBOHOPHOBIA to your list of daily gratitudes. It means fear of palindromes.
⚡️ Join me in creating a 22 for 2022 list, where you write down 22 things you’d like to do by the end of the year. This month, I’m revisiting my 21 for 2021 list and cataloging 21 things I’ve accomplished this year. Gretchen Rubin has popularized the idea and has a lovely template to help create yours.
⚡️ I wish we were all blessed with endless resources, but most of us are not. When we choose to support people (or animals), we have an opportunity to change their life. I’ll follow your positive lead and continue to pay it forward.
With sincere gratitude and appreciation,
❤️ LaNysha ❤️