“But where were they going
Without ever knowing the way?”
Yesterday, I looked inward at two years of giving my time. Today, the question is …
… Where do I go from here?
The short answer is … I don’t know.
And the reason I don’t know is because this site is no longer about “me.” It’s about “we.” And “we” may lead it in directions I can’t yet imagine.
What started out as a site to mark the progress of a personal challenge, has grown to become a site which pulls back the curtains on the power of giving time; a site that reveals a different path which can bring deeper satisfaction; a site to promote an understanding that giving is complex, nuanced, and profound; a site to inspire more gratitude, more joy, and more kindness; and above all a site with a mission to encourage acting with intent to make a difference in this world.
In order to fulfill that mission, the site needs to evolve. To let it evolve, I need to be creative. To be creative, I’m going to step back briefly to think, experiment, redesign, and refresh. I want to look at it, and myself, from many different angles. I want to look at where it’s been and where it’s going.
In practical matters this means is that I will no longer hold myself to a daily post. Instead, I’ll intermix older posts with new. Just like the future is always a mixture of the past and the present.
I hope to also include guest writers – people who are making a difference. I’m going to continue to profile people making change right here and right now, everyday people who are making a difference.
I’d like to use that time to read and reread, renew my understanding of simple actions, and recharge. That will give me fresh eyes to see different ways to give back. It will help me connect with new people, are renew connections with all the friends I’ve made so far on this journey.
One thing that won’t change is my daily gift of time – my action. I may not write the action down every day, but I will look for other avenues to discuss and share it. Action is the beating pulse in this body of change.
One final important note … If you have ideas, please send them to me, or comment in the space below. I’m open to better ways to make a difference, better ways to inspire, and better ways to imagine a better world.
The path that I’m walking, the path of giving time, will twist and turn. It will be at times green, at others gray, and from time to time golden. It will meander and it will mosey. It will plod and it will gallop. It will peer deeply and it will gaze upon vast new horizons.
Giving time is not just a path for me, but for you. It’s a path meant to be walked together.
I hope you’ll join me.