DO52: Take Two, Week One

New year, new fun.

I am embarking on another year of DO52 and I hope you will join me. For newcomers, the idea is simple.

Each week I randomly select a stick from a container holding 52 pre-selected action words. Then I invite that verb into my week and watch the serendipity begin to unfurl.

The idea works because each of us knows what we need to shine and, though we don't always pay attention to what our inner voice is trying to tell us, deep down inside we seek the feelings of happiness and contentment that come from living mindfully.

DO52 is your weekly call to action. It's your gentle reminder not to let the frenetic pace of life get in the way of being, doing, or sharing what is most important to you.

The verb might inspire you to make amends with someone,

reconnect with an old friend,

pay a long overdue compliment,

check a task off your to-do list,

try something new,

face a fear,

see something from a new perspective,

and the list goes on.

In fact, the list of ways that DO52 can transform your life is only limited by your willingness to throw yourself into the experience.

So are you ready to jump in and play along? There are two ways to get in on the fun.


The first one is easy and free. Follow along with me and my verb by visiting our House of Shine Facebook page (usually on Mondays) where I will reveal my DO52 Verb of the Week. I've enlisted the help of a young artist who has sketched each verb into a brilliant interpretation of what it might mean, so if you visit our Facebook page you won't miss Emily's weekly artwork.

The second way to get involved is also easy, but not quite free. Maybe you are like me and hold great reverence for the role fate plays in our lives. Maybe you're not convinced that the verb I select each week is the verb you need. Maybe you believe, if you were drawing from the very same fated set of sticks, that you would draw a different word. A word that was meant for you.

If that's the case then simply click on the Contact Us page and send an email requesting a set of your own DO52 sticks. For $24.00, plus shipping, we will happily drop a set in the mail.

If you are ready to shake things up in 2014 then close your eyes and imagine all the people, places, or things you could “decorate” this week. Accept our invitation to play along with DO52 and watch where serendipity will take you.



Claudia Beeny

Founder and Executive Director

Posted on 1/2/14 10:00 am by Claudia Beeny in: Inspiration,Personal Development

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