Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meaningful Challenge

Wow it has been so long since I have posted a blog!! But, I plan on doing it a whole lot more with this challenge........hopefully anyways.....I will try my best!!! So this is what I am going to try and do for the next year....starting today! I got this from my friend Michael Ratcliff, and he is doing it to change his life before he turns 40!! I want to do it just to change my life for the better just because!!

Meaningful Challenge

The challenge:

Find something meaningful in your life, every single day. It’s that easy.

Definition of meaningful to me:

Anything that betters yourself, someone else or the world as a whole.

To further explain, it is anything that you can come away with feeling like you have expanded your mind, your body, your mood, etc. Anything that makes you feel good on a deeper level than you would normally feel.

Let’s say you hold the door open for an elderly woman and she takes the time to stop, thank you and compliment you in a way that shows you she really appreciates the gesture you have made. Or change places. You thank the next person that holds the door open for you in a way that makes them feel special. Those scenarios affected two people as each felt special for that brief moment. Possibly even more people that observed it or were in contact with them throughout the day. It is like the movie “Pay It Forward.” What you give can affect so many others, no matter the significance of the act.

There are no set guidelines for what is or is not meaningful. We have to decide that on our own. Here comes a little twist though which may guide us in what we do or do not find meaningful.

What’s next?

Next step is to let others know what you have done or learned or whatever it was you found meaningful. This may not always be necessary. Using the example above, whichever person you can relate to, the other party was affected and touched right there on the spot. Not a real need to tell others unless you want the feeling to grow beyond it’s current size. Have the “PIF” effect expand beyond it’s normal size.

You would however tell others of your findings if in fact it happened only to you. Say you learned a new word and used it through out the day. Or finished painting a picture that you have been working on for a while. Or went out hiking and collected a full bag of trash on your way out.

This is the challenge I set forth for me and anybody else interested in bettering themselves and the world around them. I now ask for your help in supporting me on this daily adventure and I will as well, cheer and support you on your journey.

So with that said here is my post for today!

Today what is meaningful to me is the laughter of my kids!! All three of them have a way of always making me laugh at something! Brittany with her drama queen attitude lately, Allie in her cute little jokes, and Joey.......well just being himself.....and the cute things he does!! I am so blessed to have 3 children that fill my heart with so much joy!!


drgngirl said...

This is a great idea Dori...And glad to see you blogging again...I need to get back to a more regular schedule with it also.

This week the most enjoyable times have been when I got to hear Izza laugh.