That’s right, memorize the calendar. You want me to go to a baseball game with you on June 10th? Sorry, the 10th is a Tuesday, and I have Bible study on Tuesdays.Would you like to be able to do that? I am going to explain how. Use this opportunity to file away the calendar for 2008 or any year. Here we go!
First you need a picture for every month. Many months are pretty simple, but use whatever works for you. Go through the year, and pick an image for every month. Remember, any picture works as long as you create it. Here are some suggestions:
January – A New Year’s hat or the Times Square ball
February – Hearts for Valentines Day
March – A Shamrock for St. Patty’s Day or a basketball for March Madness
April – A Tax Form or Rain for April Showers
May – A Maypole or Flowers (for what April showers bring)
June – A June Bug
July – Fireworks for the 4th of July
August – The Beach or a Pool for the hot weather
September – A Backpack for the start of school or Fall Colored Leaves
October – A Jack-O-Latern or a Ghost for Halloween
November – a Turkey for Thanksgiving
December – Santa Claus or Snow Flakes
Any picture works as long as you create it. If you have great ideas for images of months, share it with everyone and post a comment below
Now pull out a calendar. All you need to figure out is the first Sunday of every month. For example, in 2008, the first Sunday of January is the 6th. The picture for 6, on The Tree List, is a gun. So…you glue your image for the month, say a New Year’s hat, with the number of the first Sunday, in this case, a gun. So you could picture your New Year’s hat shoot off a gun. One show for each second as the count down to midnight begins….10….9….8…..
You now know that the 6th is a Sunday, which also means the 13th, the 20th and the 27nd are Sundays. For Monday, you’re going to add one. Tuesday, you’re going to add two, three for Wednesday, and so on through six for Saturday.
And voila, you have your calendar! Aside from being handy, people will be so impressed with how smart you are!