#reverb10 Day 13–Prompt: Action. When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
In May 2009, I started on a mission of appreciation in memory of my friend Max, who had passed away at age 21 the previous summer. When I got the news that he was gone, one of the first things that came to my mind was when I had last told him how much he meant to me, and how grateful I was to have him as a friend…and I couldn’t remember. I promised myself right then and there that I wouldn’t have a moment like that ever again. But, that wasn’t enough. I wanted to remind other people to be grateful for the people and things they are lucky enough to have in their lives, not to mention our lives themselves. Gratitude and appreciation are not just for special days and occasions, they should be a part of every single day.
So, I started the Appreciation Revolution. I recruited 31 of my fellow bloggers and friends to write about appreciation, and they came up with some incredibly inspiring posts. The series was very well received, and got a lot of RT and Facebook love. I even turned the first half into an e-book. But, here’s the thing…I want it to be more. This prompt is about taking action, and I want to make things happen, but I’m not sure what my next step should be. Part of me wants to get bumper stickers and t-shirts designed with reminders of appreciation, create a snazzy blog graphic for sidebars, start a separate Twitter account, and commit more to the Facebook page…or turn the whole darn thing into a book. I have the passion and the excitement, but I don’t know the best way to take action.
Here’s where I ask for your help. How do I recruit more people to become part of the Appreciation Revolution and spread my message of gratitude to the world?