Wow, am I ever engergized by the simplist of things! The places that make me feel like I belong, and I am part of a community.
I logged on to Circlespace blog, and found YEAH after months I FINALLY have a new “busiest day”. A busiest day is a record that the good folks here at WordPress have built in. It means the number of page views in 24 hours. I have been waiting to break 243 since sometime in November. On Thursday I hit 268 and now a new date appears on my stat “Busiest Day”.
This makes me particularly happy because ‘Competition’ is one of my strenghts. A StrengthsFinder 2.0 result for me. I love StrenghtsFinder! UWRF has been using StrenghtsFinder, and its become part of everyday conversation to speak about strenghts. I recently purchased books for my newest employee and intern. My plan, for the new team, is for us to understand each others strenghts. The book also gives you tips for working with others who have a particular strength. That’s the plug for strenghts finder, but the point is that I got a bite of fruit, by getting a new busiest day.
You plant a seed, you tend to the seedling, you nuture the plant, you get the fruit. – Kris Miner
Its all about relationships! The relationship between me, and my blog was feeling strained. I’ve been really busy and haven’t been writing as consistently.
Just yesterday a blog benefit. A researcher from Japan found me via this blog. A visit to the US to help Japanese researchers implement Restorative Jusitce in Japanese society. Very cool, I hope it works to meet. I found that a fruit of the blog.
Excited about the ‘busiest’ day, and I check the comments section. I find that another blog: The World of Blogs, has made a summary of what other bloggers are saying about blogging. They linked to a blog post of mine from June 2009, I’m Narcissistic, I’m a Blogger. I went back and read that blog.
It was interesting to look back to June 2009 and have a book mark about who I was at that moment in time. I had forgotten that time just wandering around the internet makes me very happy. I had also forgotten some of the passion I held for blogging, and I express it in that particular post. It occurs to me, as this other blog has featured me, I’m more ‘real’ as a blogger.
It also struck me that, something I wrote in June, is now in a February 26, 2010 blog. It makes blogging this ‘bigger’ piece of who I am. It gives even deeper meaning to the who and why I blog. This nutures my sense of belonging, and I think its very important to tend to our own belonging.
I am preparing for a retreat, and in reading over the materials, the renewal of our selves and the recall of our committments is mentioned. I immediatly grabbed a blank journal to start around this. My committments are to life, generosity and spirituality. I saw this alive in the post from last June. I let everyone know I was narcissistic, way to live life, outloud! I’m generous in my lesssons of life, by sharing and writing about them.
Today, I really got to see the fruit of my work, and I needed it. Needed a little refreshing. Our relationships, our connects are the meaning of life.
Where’s your fruit? Regardless of who we are we plant seeds. Look a loved one in the eyes, smile at the bank teller. Take a moment to appreciate your fruit, plant a seed or tend a seedling.