Another Day

Today is another day.  We will get up and do what we do every day.  Eat breakfast, perform some sort of work, eat lunch, perform another sort of work, eat dinner, watch tv and go to bed.

WHY?

Because we have no imagination beyond the here and now.  Because we have no money.  Because we have no idea what to do beyond our paltry little existence.

Here are some ideas to brighten up your weekend – and maybe someone else’s.

  • Take lunch to the folks who live on street corners:
    buy some old-timey lunch bags (yes, they’re still available in the grocery store!) and some bread and some meat and some cheese and some apples and some oranges and some chips.  Make sandwiches sans mustard or mayo, throw in a couple pieces of fruit and a bag of chips.  Drive around and see if you can actually get rid of all of them!
  • Build something with your kids – like a relationship:
    My youngest daughter recently built a house for a KNEX competition.  I helped.  Seriously – I took directions from a seven-year-old!  I did offer advice, but she had the final plans in her head.  We submitted the photos today.  During that time, she and I grew closer than ever.  It was a fun time for both of us!
  • Go somewhere you’ve never been:
    When my family lived in Las Vegas, we never went to the touristy places.  My folks visited the casinos occasionally, but we never experienced Vegas ‘cuz we lived there.  I’ve lived all over the country, and all I’ve seen are homes and offices.  Now that I’ve been 39 for six years, I’m making a change.  One Saturday a month, my family and I are going to make a day trip to a place we’ve never been.  State park.  Kitschy museum.  Biggest ball of string.  That sort of thing.

Let me know what your ideas are.  Let this Saturday be more than just Another Day.

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One Response to Another Day

  1. Dustin says:

    You know, you’re “go somewhere you’ve never been” suggestion is a really good one. I’ve been in ATL for more than 15 years and there are still things I haven’t seen. And you’re right, not just touristy stuff, but real, impactful things like museums, parks, monuments, etc.

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