As most of you know, I often write these blogs as a way of talking to myself. These public declarations force me to follow up and do whatever it is I happen to be blathering on about.
There have been more times than I care to admit, where I’ve posted that I’m going to go for a walk or meditate as soon as I’ve published that particular blog post. But then, life gets in the way and the day is running out and I still haven’t done what I said I would do. More than once, I’ll cram in an end-of-the-day walk or sit myself down for a last-minute meditation simply because I had said that I would.
In other words, this blog helps to make me accountable. My written declarations feel like a testament to action. Which is why I’m putting this ‘out there’.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Here it is: I’m hoping you’ll join me in calling a Facebook friend.
What? Is that all?
What I’m suggesting is that you can still ‘like’ someone’s FB post, but then, what if you also called them?
Stick with me.
If you’re not on Facebook, then simply phone someone you haven’t talked to in ages. If it feels like it would be too weird after all this time and you don’t want someone to think you’re going to hijack their day for two hours, just start the call with something like, “I’m not calling for a long talk, just wanted to hear your voice and tell you I’m thinking about you.”
Or maybe you could say, “Hey! I loved your goat video. Thanks for the laugh.”
This challenge is not about having a ‘big’ conversation. It’s not about calling everyone you know. Simply pick one person this week. That’s it. All we’re doing is finding a moment of connection with one other human being.
If you feel like upping the challenge, ask to meet for a coffee or a drink or to go for a walk. If the person you’re calling is in another country, even better. Because, well…Audrey says it best:
There are only a couple of rules for this:
No texting. No emailing. This must be a live chat.
So there you have it: reach out and connect in ‘real’ life.
Please let me know how you do with this by telling how it went in the comments below.
Or come over to my Facebook Page and tell about your experience there.
As always, please feel free to share this post with others.
Let’s start talking!