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25th Jul each year

Sometimes you find yourself in that most difficult of positions, having to navigate your way through two positions of equal delicacy. Maybe you have to find a way to navigate the desires of two family members in an attempt to please both, perhaps you’re a public official trying to do the same for your constituency. Whatever the case, Thread the Needle Day is a day to show respect and appreciation for those who have to do this every day, and encourages those in this position to continue to try to find the middle way.

History of Thread The Needle Day
Thead the Needle Day obviously came from the concept of attempting to navigate ones way through a narrow aperture, such as that on the head of a needle. It isn’t at all uncommon for us to find ourselves in a difficult place between two friends, where extreme politicking is necessary to find a way to satisfy both without becoming the enemy of both. That’s the two ways threading the needle can go, either you slide through the aperture easily, or you get pricked by the other end. Never an envious place to be.

The term is often used by politicians, to describe that metaphorical struggle that is navigating a path through two opposing ideas held by different parts of their constituency. Have you ever found yourself in a position like this? Dealing with family or friends? If so, tread carefully and continue to work to find that way between. It may be difficult, but it’s always worth it. Not every difficult situation must result in a decision made one way or the other, threading the needle allows you to find a delicate path between the two, and if handled correctly, can stitch them together through their similarities.

How To Celebrate Thread The Needle Day
The best way to celebrate Thread The Needle Day is by looking at your life and seeing if you’re dealing with a situation such as this. It happens far too often that we have to deal with them, and even more often that it appears that the only way out is to pick one side or the other. Thread The Needle Day reminds you of the third, more delicate path. Successfully navigated you can bring together people who were in opposition to each other, and help weld family and friends together where the idea may have previously torn them apart.

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