Ideas give me energy. Ideas make me more creative.
Ideas make me happy.
But I have learned that everyone is not like me. (really?) For some of my friends, too many ideas make them tired, nervous and overwhelmed.
When I speak I usually give many ideas. I am sure that this does not surprise you, as I also am an idea-girl on my blog. (50 things to do while we await spring, yup 50) It is just the way God made me.
As I began to pay attention when I was speaking, I noticed:
*half of my crowd got energized and sat up straighter. This group wanted to go home and try all my ideas the next day.
*half of the crowd slumped down in their seats. This group wanted to go home and forget they ever met me.
Which group is right? Neither.
Both groups need to do the same thing when they hear new ideas. Choose just one or two ideas and begin there.
My new series, 31 days of Christmas wonder, is going to be full of, you guessed it, ideas. They have taken me 58 years to collect. Take your time . . . choose a few and have fun!
PS. You have my permission as you read my ideas to:
1. Take an idea just as it is and run with it. Enjoy it fully and have fun.
2. Adapt the idea to meet the needs of your family and
3. Say "this idea is NOT for me." Toss it in the mental trash can . . . with no guilt and have fun.
How do you feel about ideas?
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