Dan’s Coffee Run

Thank you, Travis Thomas, who recently launched: 30 Days of Yes.  Be sure to check his site out, his new session of 30 Days of Yes starts on March 1, 2012. Travis recently blogged about Dan’s Coffee Run, and I could not resist sharing it further. Just to entice you a bit to click the link (and read about Dan), it involves coffee and a cancer ward. His story made me think about all I could be doing (and am not) and inspired me with curiosity and gratitude for what others may be doing in my community. The guy in line next to you at the grocery store could be a “Dan.” Your co-worker, the one that you have sat next to for years, might be a “Dan.” Are you, yourself, a “Dan?”

It made me think about the different blogs and books that are year long adventures in Random Acts of Kindness. Some blogs set out to do a random act each day for a year, or each day for a month, etc. Whatever way you slice it, it seems the best path to start is to make a conscious acknowledgement in thought (or write it down!) that you are going to do x, y, or z, within a specific time period. I imagine tracking it helps folks know if they are staying in line with their goals.

Today I watched this video and it inspired me. If you do not want to watch the entire video go to 11:10 and watch to the end of the video. Shawn Achor talks about how doing something for 2 minutes a day for 21 days rewires our brains to be more optimistic.

After reading more about Dan and listening to Shawn, are you inspired to do something? I am. Just need to decide what! Any ideas for me?

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