Now that the 2011 WORDCOUNT Blogathon challenge (a blog a day, every day in May) is coming to a close, you’d think that maybe I’d contemplate what I gave up in order to do all that blogging (just some sleep), or put that new-found daily habit to good use in my biz as a working writer (I have!), or work on crafting even more original stories to post on the website that feeds my inner storyteller (I will!).
Well, that’s all well and good, but I have “Bright, Shiny Thing Syndrome,” so when my very first editor in the world, Lauren, mentioned on one of her Facebook posts that she had embarked on a challenge of her own, I went chasing her sparkle of enthusiasm with wild abandon.
Seems Lauren has committed to something that will either make her life an awesome example to all, or send her straight into therapy.
Lauren is well into a 30-day makeover of her daily choices, starting with a single positive act on Day One, two positive acts on Day Two, three positive acts on Day Three … all the way to Day Thirty.
Can you even imagine adding five positive acts to your daily regimen, much less 30?
I thought maybe I could count getting out of bed, brushing my teeth, bathing, and eating my vegetables among my positive acts but, as I understand it, the idea is to do something new and positive.
And before my brain cells could raise their little hands in warning, my mouth cells had already said, “I can do that!” and, worse, added, “I will do that!”
The good news is that I’ll have plenty of new material for The BillieGram. Maybe even some grist for my story mill!
The bad news is that I may end up looking like an idiot. Fortunately, I’ve done that before, so I won’t need any special directions.
And this poses a great opportunity for all my friends and acquaintances: I need positive things to do, so if you have advice or—even better—favorite projects, send ‘em in!
I particularly like things that involve air conditioning and drinking Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, and playing with baby dogs and/or cats, or even grown-up dogs and/or cats, but I have a feeling that I need to stretch a bit outside my comfort zone.
Starting an exercise regimen is probably a good idea. Swinging a hammer to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity. Starting that garden that I keep avoiding.
Beyond that, I’m not sure what I can put on the agenda. No matter: the adventure starts June 1.
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I’m hoping for great things from this Positivity Challenge. I hope it works!Share on Facebook