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DO52: Snow Go
DO52 sticks are invitations to do or see things in new and different ways; ways that gently nudge you towards being the kind of person you aspire to be.
Like on Thursday when I shared with a small group of people how my verb for the week, GO, helped lift me out of the funk I was in. In fact, I admitted to the group, that I didn't even select the verb until four days into the week, because I already felt like I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders and one more stick (literally) might have been the thing to break the camels back.
But then I told them of how perfectly timed the verb, “GO” seemed to be; how that simple one-syllable action word seemed to snap me out of my funk and motivate me to get up and… go.
I'm most comfortable when I'm going, when I can set plans and schedules and then busy myself executing them. So the verb “Go” was a welcomed invitation.
It's the quiet I have a harder time with, especially right now when quiet moments leave openings for my mind to wander toward unpleasant things like my father who is stuck in a hospital, my friend who is undergoing chemotherapy, and another friend who is having to learn how to live without her recently deceased husband.
GO, on Thursday, felt great.
Then on Friday, just as I was going and getting my groove back, it started snowing,
Until finally my kids' school let out early and all the other scheduled things I planned to do over the weekend came to a screeching halt.
So, I had to stop.
I had to be in the quiet of my house after all, left to grapple with all the things that it's so easy to ignore when you're on the go.
By the end of the weekend, when most of the snow was gone from the roads and I was gearing up for another week on the go, it occurred to me that this week's verb was about so much more than just powering through the funk I was in.
This week's DO52 verb worked it's magic, not because it got me going, but because it nudged me ever closer to appreciating the balance between going and stopping.
I can't even imagine what next week's verb, SEND, has in store for me.