I’d like to share an aspirational guide for how to show up in the world with intention and create opportunities for deeper connection with those we love.
Therefore, in hopes that this agenda might inspire you, as it does me, I have included below a list of monthly options to enrich your life and the world. I read it somewhere and copied it down. If you know where this came from, or if it is yours, please let me know so that I may give credit where credit is due! – Update this list originally came from Jared Sawyer Jr. (@JaredSawyerJr) a minister, musician, and author. Thank you Jared!
- One day date with a friend
- 24 hours with NO social media
- One day outdoors
- One evening out with friends
- One date night (Even just by yourself)
- One breakfast with friends
- One movie night
- One day serving others
- One day completely to myself
- One date night with each child
This agenda is not intense and in fact it creates space and ease in life to know what is coming next. I am sincerely going to attempt to apply these steps to make my life more splendid and well rounded. Though in all sincerity I will need to adopt the strategy of the Danes, wherein they plan their agendas weeks ahead. I find that as I get older it becomes harder and harder to gather with friends and even when we do plan in advance it seems we aren’t always able to connect – throw in covid and it is practically impossible to make a plan. That said, efforts will be made and hopefully these little steps will come together to make all our lives fuller and more authentically connected. I hope they make your life a little more lovely too.
What strategies have you employed to stay connected to loved ones? How do you make time for connection in your daily life?