In memory of Mr. Gene Grier, a teacher and mentor of mine that I learned recently passed away. A challenge to start a new weekly tradition.
Let’s get a new online tradition going and maybe it will spread across the net. Encourage all your friends to do it (and feel free to link to this post).
Here’s how it works, Mr. Grier used to say:
“If something good doesn’t happen by Friday, make it happen”.
He would also go around the room and ask everyone what great happened to them that week. Well, guess what, it won’t hurt anyone to remember the lesson because it reminds us to do things:
- Stop feeling sorry for ourselves when things aren’t going right or good, and empower ourselves by putting events in motion to make them right or good on our own.
- (and less obvious) causes us to re-examine the things that really did happen and to find the few good ones we might have overlooked!
So start your status messages (Facebook, yahoo, skype, etc.) at some point in the day with “Something Good Friday:” then list either what you had great happen that week, or what you’re gonna do by the end of the day or weekend to make up for it!
The best way to honor our teachers is to pass along the lessons they taught, so pass it on!