Those of you who follow the blog probably know by now that I have a thing for the number 11. It’s not just that I was born on the 11th. I have always felt a spiritual connection to the number. And if I get more than one 11 at a time (like 11:11 on the clock), I literally get goosebumps. Still.


And I want to be clear that I don’t sit around waiting for 11:11 to appear. I’m not consciously watching for 11 when I’m out and about. It’s when it takes me by surprise that I feel the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up.


Years ago, I read in Doreen Virtue’s book, Angel Numbers 101, that when the number 11 recurs in your life, it means you’re receiving the following message from angels in your midst: “Stay positive! Your thoughts are materializing rapidly, so you want to ensure positive outcomes by focusing only on the good within yourself, others and this situation.”


Even if that sounds like crazy talk to you, it made an impact on me, influencing me to take note of my thoughts whenever the number 11 appears out of the blue for me. It feels, to me, like a reminder that I’m not alone and that my thoughts create my reality.


Yesterday morning, I was driving my son home from preschool. We came to a stoplight and, while sitting there, I started singing “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” I turned around to sing directly to him as he giggled and hummed along. When I turned back to check on the traffic light, my eyes were drawn to the odometer: 11110.


It felt like angels were tapping me on the shoulder, letting me know all those happy thoughts and giggles and glee were being hand-delivered to the powers that be, reminding me to remain in that state of happiness in order to attract even more.


“If you’re happy and you know it,
then you really ought to show it,
if you’re happy and you know it, 
clap your hands (or leave a comment!)!”