It’s Day 8 of our Get Stuff Done 1×31 Challenge and today’s challenge is to connect with whoever would most love to hear from you. If you happen to be in close proximity to them, stop in and love them up.
Whether that person is your mother, your lover, your dog-sitter, or a friend in need, you never know how you might brighten that person’s day just by checking in and letting them know you are thinking of them.
Let’s face it. We’re all busy. We’re so wrapped up in our endless to do’s we can forget to take the time to talk to those who would appreciate it the most.
But when we do, people notice.
Especially when we can be present with them without the distraction of our electronic devices beeping and tweeting and seducing us into believing there is something more important than being available to who or what is in front of us.
I know you can spare 5-15 minutes today to check in with someone you’ve been meaning to thank, recommend for a job, set up on a blind date, or give your raspberry pie recipe to but haven’t quite found the time.
Today I heard from a couple of people I didn’t expect to and it totally made my day. Although I have no idea how difficult it may have been for them to contact me, I was delighted that they would take the time to track me down.
So now, I challenge you to do the same. To paraphrase Dirty Harry, “Go ahead. Make someone’s day.”
Don’t for one minute think that hearing from you would not mean the world to someone else.
I’m thrilled every single time one of you check in with me to report on your progress on the Get Stuff Done 1×31 challenge. It is so easy to believe what we do or don’t do doesn’t matter. I’m here to tell you it absolutely does.
I love this quote by Margaret Mead.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
And how do we change the world? We get stuff done, 5-15 minutes a day all month long.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go make a call.
And if you want some songs to add to your playlist to go along with today’s theme, check out these:
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
You’re Not Alone – Ben Taylor
Sail Away – David Gray
Shower the People – James Taylor