"Busy is not a word or a way to define one's worth"
- Sunrise Sister
- Sunrise Sister
For me blogging isn't just about brushing my teeth or walking the dog - I go to facebook for that kind of chitchat. For the blog I try for concise pieces that flush out reflection on a bit of my life that I take seriously and something possibly to challenge my readers into reflection, action, or conversation. I want to think about hard issues, results, goals and practices that make my life richer for thinking or doing them and for sharing them with others.
For example, my friend at Mission in Malawi, blogged this summer about a family journey . I followed the site not to ascertain only whether or not her kids got sick on the trip or whether she hated the place because it did or didn't meet her expectations, I read it because I expected it to be a rich and full-spirited reflection of a life-changing event happening to real people in real time. I was not disappointed.
I guess I want the same thing to happen here at the MindSieve. I want you to read and be happy, or annoyed, or reflective about the subject I've presented. If possible, I want comment and conversation, controversial or not, I want attention, friendship, and somewhere credit (I don't need to know about the credit) that I've made a difference in your thinking for the day. I've made you laugh or cry or just think more seriously about an issue that is important to me and maybe to you also but one you just haven't articulated anywhere yet.
So, yes, I guess I do have a Mission Statement with my header - I don't type out posts on a daily basis just to keep me "busy" - busy is NOT a way I want to define my worth or my life.
SS Photo of Olympic Runner in Athens, Greece - it looks like he had a mission