Today’s healthy countdown mission is to move outside your normal circle of acquaintances by contacting a long-lost friend or relative or participating in some community activity.
This has required some heavy-duty weekend scheduling but it does indeed get me out of the house and off experiencing fun things:
- Friday: this morning my husband and I are meeting my sister downtown for the 4th Avenue Street Faire and associated festivities. Connie isn’t a long-lost relative but we live on opposite sides of town—she’s a westerner and I’m an easterner. So I’ll count her as long-distance. Plus, this is a community event so my countdown task is really covered with this one.
- Saturday: I’m meeting the fabulous Saucy of Bloggedy Blog Blog fame as she’s visiting Tucson. I am so excited to meet a fellow blogger! I am counting Saucy as a very long-distance as opposed to long-lost friend.
- Sunday: an evening attending a lady-like holiday tea and choral event. I do not know any of these people but I’ve been formally invited so I shall sally forth and participate with a glad heart and a friendly smile.
Also, I received an email this week from a new reader in Germany who told me about her two sons and their collection of cancelled stamps. So I’m gathering stamps to send to the boys. Doesn’t this work wonderfully with today’s exercise, too?
My own stamp collection focuses on seashells.
A funny bit of synchronicity about this is that I registered three months ago for a stamp collecting class which will be held next week. Who knew that a complete stranger would step into my life and mention a little hobby I had not even shared with anyone else before?
Life is really good, isn’t it?