Tuesday, July 27, 2010

100 Cups

A very good friend of mine has been on a never ending quest to better himself. He's started a new project called 100 Cups, in which him and a friend set out to have 100 cups of tea with 100 strangers.

The goal is to try and break down the barriers between strangers in every day life. We all go through our days performing our daily routines and rituals and we hardly stop to be social with those performing their daily routines along side us. If we all just stopped to say hello and maybe share a story or experience or two, we could learn something new.

And so, Greg has set out to make a change. Posting ad's in newspapers, message boards and at local shops, they search for 100 individuals who don't mind taking some time out of their day to sit down and share a cup of tea and conversation.

They've already had 2 cups and have posted their experiences on their website, www.onehundredcups.com. I look forward to reading more stories as their adventure continues and I encourage everyone else to follow along as well.

I think it would be beneficial for society to grow closer to one another again instead of going through live individually. Growing together could lead to working together to make even larger changes down the road. Greg is doing his part, perhaps we can too.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rainy Days

I sit here looking out the window to yet another grey and rainy day. It seems we’ve had far too many of these days this summer. With our monthly average rain falling in just one day last week, it’s made for some wet days and depressing days stuck inside. The sad thing isn’t the amount of rainy, cloudy days. It’s the fact that as we grow up and become adults, we forget that rain is just wet and we aren’t going to melt if we go outside during a rainstorm!