My general goals for 2011:
- Read more.
- Reflect more.
- And take more action.
Baby step #1...
I started by finishing my December read... the dip by Seth Godin.
Three word review: HELPFUL. informative. wise-words-for-guidance.
(Okay, that's six, but still... )
Baby step #2...
A new journal to start the new year!!!!
|Action Method by behance|
I LOVE JOURNALS.. more than blogging; it's true!
And this one... leads to ACTION!! :)
|space for dreaming and DOing!|
Which leads me to Baby step #3...
an opportunity to take some action.
My dear friend Claire is working on a Big little project and I've been considering ways I could help.
Honestly this idea didn't come from those considerations as hoped, but instead came from a fast-food-fried-chicken-craving I was having on the way home from work this week....
Jeremy was eating with his family, I had a $5 bill to spare, and could imagine no other excuse not to cave to my craving and have what I call an at-least-monthly-guilt-free-'chicken-day'
...UNTIL I thought of the water project.
(Booo! said my stomach, but Yay! said my heart) --I promptly reminded my stomach [& taste buds] of the yummy black beans they could have instead and proceeded to steer the car home.
So, in the spirit of helping Claire [by helping a community get clean water that they currently don't have access to!], and helping my own health & well-being [by not indulging in fast-food-fried-chicken], I shall abstain from my at-least-monthly-guilt-free-chicken-days this year. And instead give at least $5 per month to charity:water.
Furthermore, I will abstain from all fast food eating this year (sooo sorry, CFA, I WILL MISS YOU!!!) and any vending machine indulgences I may or may not be wishing for in the middle of a long office workday, and will instead add at least $2 per month. (The donation can always be more if I feel led to make any extra fast food or vending machine stops but don't.)
There you have it.
A little self-sacrifice and a whopping $84 this year.
Not a lot, but it's something.
Please know that I share this not to celebrate myself, but to promote this worthy cause -and to hopefully inspire you to somehow take action as well, whether it is with this project or another.
If you have a minute, check out the blog Claire started and send some encouragement her way... http://waters-rising.blogspot.com/