Prompt: Shaking Things Up – Looking toward 2012, what can you do to shake things up a little next year?
“There’s nothin’ shakin’ but the leaves on the trees!” (Eddie Fontaine, 1958)
Time to change that!
My top shakers:
- Donate more–Money, time, things.
- Be present.
All of these things I think about but haven’t been doing as much as I should, or at all. It means a little less being lazy on the couch and a little more getting up and moving. It means a little less indulging and a little more getting things done. It means getting back to the way I used to be when I did do all of these things.
The last one, though, that’s the killer. Yes, time ran differently when I was growing up versus now with all the trappings of adulthood…at least it seems that way to my nostalgic eye…but when I think of how much time I can spend just daydreaming, I realize I’m not spending as much time being truly aware of my surroundings. Truly participating. Truly present.
Trust me, I know how to escape from reality as much as anyone else. Books are a huge part of it. I’m not giving up reading at all (I’d die) but I can expand my horizons in that too, and catch up on all the broadening-the-mind works out there that I’ve been missing.
So those top shakers above with their four simple words are four BIG things to me, but as all big things are made of little things, I can manage at least one small, chiseled-out step at a time. Maybe more!