#MakingTime (Days 4-22…)

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I’m taking on Do What You Love‘s 31-day experiment #MakingTime.

Each day in September we’ll carve out an increasing number of minutes (one minute on Day 1, two minutes on Day 2…) to make time for the here and now and the big picture stuff that gets shoved under the sofa most nights.

I’m going to try to write about or publish my related work as much as I can.

Ha!

So that last bit was a total lie, huh? I totally blew writing about this project considering I last mentioned in on Day 3.

But, dear reader, that doesn’t mean I failed entirely. I have actually been doing it. I just forgot to tell you. (Soz)

At the beginning I told myself it wasn’t important because most of the daily prompts were things I would do ALL THE TIME if I could, and about which I tell you regularly (see being outside, living in the moment, reaching out to people you think are Awesome…). You know, the normal stuff I waffle on about.

Then when tricky ones came (of course they did), I told myself it didn’t matter that I got behind.

Writing a postcard is a small task, sure, but when I have neither postcard or stamp and still haven’t unpacked the address book it became an epic affair much longer than 5 minutes. In fact, beginning to end, it spanned almost a week.

But you know what?

If the point of this was to make my To Do list longer and stress out about every little thing it’d be missing the soul.

So some of these things I did on the wrong days.

Some I do almost every day because they feel so damn good.

Some are still works in progress.

But my month so far is definitely brighter for the adventure.

And regardless of the numbers and deadlines, these tiny acts of self-love are turning out to not only make my life feel shiny and fresh, but I feel more generous, more helpful and a little bit less distraught with everyone around me. Here’s hoping it’s making all their lives a little better, too.

You know, like a teeny version of this:

PS – Life Vest Inside made this video. They are a font of goodness. Especially Project Hope Exchange. It’s Awesome in a Can.

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