NaBloPoMo 2020 – Lesson for the Day
November is National Blog Posting Month! This will be my sixth consecutive attempt—30 posts in 30 days. Every year I think I lack the bandwidth, and I try anyway. This year feels even more impossible, so I’m even more determined. To practice dynamic life balance, so I can do the things I need as well as those I want, I commit to an additional challenge: 60 minutes and 300 words or less per day. One hour for me; one minute for you.
This month I will apprehend a key learning each day and write about it. I expect certain lessons will recur, and I look forward to seeing what patterns and themes emerge, especially as we navigate the election, the pandemic, the holidays, winter, and darkness (the last perhaps on multiple levels).
When you are challenged to distill, and then perhaps amplify, a central tenet or message, how do you do it? I rail against soundbites most of the time, and sometimes they also have value. Well-crafted statements—slogans, I guess—can inspire, move, and change our world. What single statements best express your experience of our current challenges? I’ll take my stab below. Share yours in the comments, as well as your favorite mantras/sayings.
I will park my butt to meet you here every night this month.
Election: Leadership is about character.
Pandemic: On the long, hard road ahead, we must all care for each other as much as ourselves.
Holidays: Take the aberration in stride and get creative about connecting—we can do this.
Winter: Cold and dark make us treasure warmth and light; let the annual appreciation practice commence.
Darkness: There is always light somewhere; seek it earnestly, inside and out.