“Just do it.”
— Nike slogan
A few months ago, I announced that after 800+ posts, I was going to move away from daily posting. My hope was that I would have more time to think and generate ideas about giving, thus producing more interesting posts, worthy of your time.
Quite frankly, though, the experiment didn’t turn out as I as I expected.
I actually have fewer new ideas than when I was posting everyday. I anticipated that just doing something for someone else daily would be enough to spur those thoughts, but the thought process seems to be related to, well thinking. And thinking is aided by writing. The action of giving time may always be the focus of this blog, but it was the writing which helped create the ideas about the needs of others. It helped form the “intention” part of the equation.
Intention + Action = Results
Therefore I’m going to restart daily posts (internet connection permitting), even if it’s just to post what I did, no matter how trivial.
Some posts may not be interesting. Some posts may not be more than a sentence or two. Some may not even be directly relevant to giving time, but from the action of writing + doing, I hope to produce more interesting ideas for you to read. … And maybe inspire you to give a little more or give a little better to the people who pass through your life.
Perhaps quantity will beget quality. We’ll see.
Yesterday’s gift of time … Mailed post cards to a couple sick children via Post Pals, a site dedicated to helping children with terminal illnesses connect with the world.
I can relate to this completely, Eric. It’s a bit like when you have endless time to do tasks and you don’t get anything done, but when you’re super busy you find the time. Sometimes you have to set a structure in order for things to flow.
Well said! Let’s raise a glass to the power of staying busy with tasks that are important. Nice to hear from you again, Cat.