I suppose I should be writing an April Fool's Day post and tell you all that I'm pregnant or some such quasi believable story. I am going to be stopping at the dollar store and buying green clay to craft into peas for dinner (mwahahaha). But other than that I've been somewhat consumed by an idea that's been stewing in my nog for a bit.
Everyone knows that we have had some tough times recently. Maybe you know how much the blog keeps me afloat... and maybe you don't. Like every blogger everywhere I have my moments of blog inspiration and my somewhat labored efforts to just get something down. I used to stress about it inordinately but as I've gone on I've been able to get more comfortable with the creative ebb and flow of my writing. Sometimes it's hilarious... sometimes it's a snooze... but either way I show up. I show up because I know you are going to show up. And that means a lot to me. It's changed my life. Not always in earth shattering ways... but in the center of me I know that someone does care how things are going. And that matters. We all need that. It changes the whole course of your thinking and sometimes even your doing.
So I want to be able to offer that back. I try my best to stay up with many of your blogs but I don't always know if you have a blog... or you may have a blog that you don't keep as personal. Or like most of the readers here you might be a lurker. (and a note to lurkers... don't ever feel guilty about that.... I lurk on 98% of the blogs I read too!). I'm thinking that on my weekly plan I will ask for people to let me know if there is something they are struggling through. It could be anything... a sick kid, financial crisis, or just a weight plateau. If it's burdening you than I would like to know about it.
I've been thinking about how I would like to live my day... and instead of getting up and focusing on some stupid annoying thing like Mr F leaving the sink full of food bits... I'd like to take a few moments and send out some positive thoughts and energy to others. It'll help to know that we are not alone in our struggles, it'll also help me to appreciate what is working in our life. And hopefully just knowing that someone is thinking about you and wishing you success will help you as much as it does me... even if just a little.
It's basically like a prayer request except that I don't require that your burdens be life or death. I'm going to print out the list and put it on my coffee cabinet. Every morning when I might usually lament what I need to get done... I am instead going to start by sending out positive thoughts to those readers who've requested it. Then I'll start my day. It's just a thought... and it might not seem like much. But I have found that having people keep you in your thoughts can make a big difference in how much you can bear.
So if you lost your job, or your dog, or your diamond ring, or just your motivation and you'd like all the positive energy you can get towards getting them back... I'd like to help.
It doesn't matter who you are, or if you've ever commented before, or will ever comment again. You can leave me a comment to this post and then from now on I'll be asking for them on my This Week The Plan posts. You can leave a comment every single week if you need to. I don't need to know you but I do need to know both what is troubling you and what outcome you're wishing for. It's kind of like the vision board idea... the more specific the outcome the better.