Just wanted to post a quick note to follow-up on the post from Wednesday. If you live anywhere on the Atlantic Coast, you're probably a bit chilly this morning. If not prepared, you will experience pain and sacrifice the moment you step outside. Can we use that pain to experience pleasure? Is it possible to use the cold in order to experience a bit of joy? Absolutely!
Take a minute (or 4) and watch this, but stick around for the comments below.
Now, this guy had an awesome accidental experience. As it stays cold out there, folks will be gathering in coffee shops. People will be gathering in pubs and restaurants. Look, when it's cold out there, my favorite place to be is at home. I personally find the process of dressing in layers and sitting in a cold car to be annoying at best. But this weekend, I want to get out there and try to create an experience like the one in the video. It'll look different for sure, but I'll try.
What's sacrificed in the attempt? Really?
Well, for me, there's the sacrifice of comfort (which I am naturally drawn toward). It's much more comfortable to stand in line and look at my phone. It's awkward to strike up a conversation with someone I don't know. There's fear there...fear of rejection maybe, but still a little fear. There's the exposure to the cold, which means sacrificing time while I find enough clothes to put on. There's the sacrifice of time which is, in my opinion, THE most valuable thing that we have. There's a financial sacrifice, although likely not a large one.
I'm not sure how it will go, but I'm willing to sacrifice a bit, experience some discomfort and maybe a little pain (it is cold you know) in order to also experience the pleasure of brightening someone's day. I'm willing. Are you?