Be the brave and ask the question no one else will ask.
Move your table out into the hallway and invite others to a meal.
Experiment. Interrupt the status quo. Incite change toward a better story for yourself and others.
Slow down. Reflect. Adventure inward.
Wear PJs!!! Hahaha ... you need to listen to the MTL Podcast to get that last one : )
Remember, this experimentation should be fun and exciting and without a doubt difficult because change always is.
I also want to share a story with you...
I have been selling a lot on eBay recently to make some extra money. This past Sunday evening I parted ways with my original Xbox along with its games and many controllers. My boys had enjoyed that Xbox as their first game system, but it was also my first game system (apart from the ones that were given to me during my childhood). And even though it was the first system I owned as an adult, I still didn't purchase it. Why? About three years into directing a youth program in Breckenridge, some of the boys realized I didn't have a game system. So what did they do? They went in together and purchased one for me. I still remember the day they gave it to me, and the times afterward when I'd come home to them in my living room playing it : ) What great memories!
How can you author a better story?
What decisions can you make to write a better script?
In what ways can you live more connected to others?
I encourage you to share yourself... your time and your energy.
Experiment and see what memories you can create.
P.S. If you are going to start your days with a morning stretch and natural light, you better hop on it this week... I was reminded by someone last night at MTL that Daylight Savings is right around the corner and is going to put a damper on our natural light in the mornings. So make it happen this week : )
These posts offer further reflection on topics we tackle during MTL nights.