You may recognize this piece of paper as the inside of a fortune cookie and as the header of this blog. My family rarely goes out to eat Chinese, but one night a few months ago, we did. I usually open the fortune cookie at the end of the meal, chuckle a little, then forget about it. For some reason, I was drawn to this simple statement, so I stuck it in my pocket…and then I forgot about it.
A few weeks later, I was at the park with my family. It was gorgeous outside, yet chilly. I put my hands in my pants pockets to warm them and found this little piece of paper again. It had been through the washing machine and yet still looked pretty good. Call me crazy..I don’t mind…but I believe sometimes people or things are put in our path for a reason….dreamy, right? So, I took a screen shot of this piece of paper and used it as the wallpaper on my phone. This way I am exposing myself to this statement daily. To me, if something keeps coming up, it’s a good idea to at least try to give it a little energy and see what happens. Maybe it’s nothing…maybe it’s something..
I used this statement as a push to start this little blog. I needed something extra in my life to maintain and grow. I do this through my children, but I needed a little something that was just for me. Some may call this selfish. I think we all need to be just a little selfish for self-preservation. The daily grind of life can have a way of draining the color out of people. To protect my self from a colorless existence, I am expressing myself with little things I do everyday that make a difference. Not a huge difference, but just those little things…hey..they do add up! I believe that each time I post an idea or random thought, if it helps just one person with a mundane task, saves someone a little money, makes someone smile, or leads someone to find a better way of doing something for themselves …..then I have done something meaningful. Doing something meaningful, keeps life colorful🙂.
This is where ‘daring to be different’ comes in. Unlike most people I know, I do not have any social media accounts. Not even a little one called Facebook. I only follow a few blogs. I know my little blog may suffer because of this, and that’s okay. I am somewhat of a private person and that’s why this blogs challenges me. It feels like sticking one toe into the water of social media to check the temperature.
I am daring to be different so I hope you will continue to follow along and see what we can figure out together☺️….stay colorful, my friends.