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Move. Play. Go Outside

I’m so far behind on the Trust30 posts, it’s not even funny. I’m catching up though! 2 – 3 a day will keep the doctor away. Or was that apples?I never thought one little book could be so packed full of inspirational quotes, but Emerson has done it. Every time I read a new part of Self-Reliance, I get “anything is possible” goosebumps and start thinking about what I’m going next, what I’m going to do next, and what I’m going to write next. Then I don’t do anything. What happens? I prepare and plan procrastinate and then by the time I should have something created, something new has come along and I move onto that. Focus is a hard thing to come by these days.The newest prompt by Eric Handler is about your personal message.

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oooh, it gives me chills.And then we’re supposed to answer:

What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?

Ooh, ooh! I’ve got my hand up. Here in the back row! Why don’t you pick me teacher? I know my answer!My answer is I’ve started. It doesn’t quite go to 1 million people but a few hundred, almost 1000 see it every month. They take the information from it and go outside. They go play, run, hike, ride, kayak and anything else they want to do outside. They move.The whole idea is to move. Outside. We have this incredible planet we live on that’s full of amazing places, sights, sounds, animals and plants and yet we spend most of our lives inside. Away from the sun, away from the rain, away from where we came from. It’s amazing how many people say they feel so good when they’re outside. Their lazy-brain stops them dead in their tracks when they’re making plans and tells them to go to the couch and watch TV. What a waste.When did you go outside last?