Today on the blog One Life That Shines, Jackie posted a great article entitled Extraordinary Personified, in which she briefly mentioned HighlyUncivilized (@SoUncivilized), via last weeks Worm Tower post.
Aside from being just simply thankful that someone read my blog, it’s pretty cool to see it mentioned in the context of her article, a really nice roll-up of pieces that inspired her throughout the week. I’ve already read several of them and I can see why – they’re making me rethink some fairly core things myself. Frankly the other pieces are actually substantive, in contrast to the Worm Tower, which was not invented by me, nor was I the first to talk about it or even talk about it in an inspirational way. It is after all, a Worm Tower. I simply built one and wrote about it.
I’ve had the worm tower on my to-do list for months because a short video on Youtube (made by someone from a far-away-place who is a complete stranger to me) captured my imagination with it’s simple approach to living a slightly better life. It was also one of those rare projects that had less than 3 steps, cost no more than a couple of dollars and looked like I could do it without losing a finger. It took two hours to do it, 10 minutes to write about it, and now other people are thinking about it.
Many problems are a lot harder to solve than this one, but I think it’s a lot easier to change the world than we think it might be sometimes. But what seems to have it’s own strange momentum is to take the slice of inspiration each of us have, no matter how thin a sliver we may have been served, and to share that with others. Write when even the smallest something captures your attention and imagination – there’s plenty in life to be amazed about without having to make something up.
So many people are inspired with such amazing thoughts and ideas, and how lucky I am that they take the time to share them with me, for free. When it comes right down to it, seems like the best things we can #FreeCycle are our lives, our time, our experience, our heart and our passion to make our own little patch of the world a better place.
Thanks for giving me a moment to think of something I have done through the lens of the extraordinary. What an extraordinary gift.