For 28 Days by Brian WilliamsBrian Williams is on a mission - and it's a beautiful one. For 28 days, explore change. Try something new - or rededicate yourself to something you wish you did more of - but for 28 days, just do it. On his website, he invites us all to take this journey to experience and reflect upon the challenge of change. He asks, "What do you think would happen if you change your life in one small way for 28 days?" And our thoughts about taking on this challenge seem to mirror Ghandi's beautiful sentiment that we "must become the change we want to see in the world." What if 428 days of committing yourself to 15 different foci is a gateway to being THAT change?
We are so honored that Brian's inaugural 28 day challenge was one of seeing beautiful. Now, he's at it again. This 28 days is all about PLAY! That's right, people. That's all you gotta do. Just play. Brian writes, "As a father of an energetic 7 year old and a dynamic 4 year old, I find myself longing for those days when I would spend a large part of my day at play. You remember play, don’t you? It was fun. It was creative. You did it for no other reason than…you liked it. You played as much as you possibly could from the moment you open your eyes until you passed out on your pillow at night.
Then one day, something happened. You grew up. You got responsibilities and a job and bills. Over time, there was less and less time for play. After all, play didn’t pay the rent. Consequently, play time slipped to the bottom of the priority list. Deep inside, however, you missed your play time; moments spent doing something simply because it brought you joy. Did you know…
According to the National Institute for Play, play is the gateway to vitality. By its nature it is uniquely and intrinsically rewarding. It generates optimism, seeks out novelty, makes perseverance fun, leads to mastery, gives the immune system a bounce, fosters empathy and promotes a sense of belonging and community.
I need to play! So for the next 28 days, I will challenge myself to play each day. I will also post to 428days.com and share some of what I have learned during the challenge. Of course, I invite you to share in this challenge with me."
Thank you, Brian, for focusing on a mission to create change - it is sure to reveal seeing the world in a different, perhaps more beautiful, way.
And if you're here hopping with us, what a beautiful way to play already! Thank you so much for seeing beautiful with us. We'd love to know your play plans for the weekend!