Spirit: Make a difference

Firewalk
Step onto this....?

“Do I smell burning?”

Many years ago – I completed a barefoot walk on fire… well hot coals anyway. The experience itself was great but passed in a blur – but that the walk is not really the part I remembered.

It was the fact that I took the first step to get onto the coals. That power to move my foot – just a few centimeters – ONTO the glowing red coals for my FIRST step.

After the fact and a few days later I realised that a lot of my life I was standing in front of the coals, a little nervous to move.

Then I realised that I could either carry on standing in front of the coals – or take some action. That day, I sat down and scribbled some notes, some thoughts, of ways that I can improve.

 

I titled it “Important ways to Live” and now I look at the list each day and think of how I can make these happen…

Care for others

  • Instead of just passing through life – really look at people around me.
  • Think of them, connect on a different level – maybe even try to serve them in some way.
  • Pay it forward – do things for others without reward
  • Touch a soul – Make a difference
  • Create “magic moments” – delighting family, friends, or even a stranger.
  • Simple ideas – picnics, unexpected food, pay for someone else’s coffee at a cafe – have some fun!
  • Make some time with special people – and simply focus on them for a while

Step Up (Live life more)

  • Get creative (writing, drawing, dancing, drama, gardening, whatever stretches my imagination).
  • Join a team or group that challenges me.
  • Check in with my peers and get them to hold me to my own promises, or simply share with them
  • Do something that challenges me (daily/weekly/monthly) – face some fears
  • Form/be part of a group that each member is tasked to create an experience (a challenge)…. i.e. horse riding, yoga, board sailing, caving, tramping, climbing… etc

 

So….

What are you waiting for….? …..go challenge yourself – step out of your boundaries……

 …..make a difference.