Haven’t posted in a while…many reasons- not really going to go into them now.
I’m doing a little experiment- it came to me while I was doing something I love to do this morning. If you’d like to participate in my little experiment I’d love to have you join me. I can’t promise it will be worth your time, but I THINK it will be. That’s sort of the point of it- to see if what I THINK is going to happen really happens (to see if my “hypothesis” is true :). It won’t require anything from you except a little time, but even that I think will be worth it to you…we’ll see.
So- if you’d like to play along here’s what you have to do first:
Think of two things that you love to do. It could be pretty much anything, but in general the types of things I’m thinking of should do at least some of the following:
-make you feel energized afterwards
-make you wonder when you get to do “it” again
-make you feel like you are doing what you were made to do, or what you were gifted to do or created to do (for most of you/us this will have a spiritual dimension but even if it doesn’t for you I think the idea will be the same)
-makes you a “better” person- i.e. happier, more patient, more kind, more loving etc.
-makes you a more positive person
-you have had a chance to introduce it to someone else or use it to encourage someone else- whether that’s bc the actual thing helps others, or helps you better help others or some other variation of this
-you NEVER regret doing “it” afterwards
-you often regret NOT doing “it” afterwards
-other people may or may not have told you you are “good” or gifted at it
There is no limit to the possible things your two things could be- nothing too big, small, silly, good, frivolous, important or crazy. A few examples might be gardening, teaching, reading, doing surgery, volunteering at a particular place, dancing, swimming, praying, sewing, singing, watching the history channel, baking etc etc etc. The only rule is that it fulfills some of the things I’ve listed above.
Just to get you started/thinking I’ll tell you my two things:
Ok- so now here’s what you do. If you want to tell me your two things- please do! You can email me and I’ll keep it private, you can email me and cc whomever else you want to know, or you can leave a comment here with your two things. I hope some people will choose to do this, b/c I love the interaction and creativity and encouragement you can get from blogs where people “participate” by writing back, but no pressure for anyone that doesn’t want to share. You can even just privately think of your two things and never even tell me you are going to “play”.
So- think of your two things, tell me (or someone) or don’t, and then keep watching. I’ll send out another email next Sunday night (just to give everyone time to read this, think and respond) with instructions from there. I promise it won’t take much of your time, at worst it won’t do anything for you, and at most it might be really cool?!