Though I am missing Ben, I also recognize that his passing is catalyzing some thinking on my part. It mainly has to do with what I'd call BRINGING IT! I've been hinting at this for years - and it's something I picked up at Burning Man. It means, well, bringing it :) That in any situation you take extra steps to make things better. That could be bringing an extra bottle of wine to a passover seder or coming to an event early to help set things up. It's an attitude towards life that I try to live and something I want to codify more because I think it's important and our world really needs us all (me, included) to step up our game :) I think we often just accept what's happening around us and don't take the extra time to make things right (and incredible). I think part of bringing it has to do with being aware of our surroundings - and often that has to do with using our eyes - slowing down and seeing what's happening around us and really
. I'll say more on this, soon - but if you have an example of where you're bringing it, or where you brought it - awesome - I'd love to hear about it.
One area I feel I'm bringing it is in my neighborhood. I've been having conversations on a variety of topics on Nextdoor.com. I finally got around to it and made a "
" on how to use Nextdoor. There's a lot more to it than this - I wrote
a while back - but I think Nextdoor is the best local organizing tool that has ever existed. Enjoy the video and if you have any questions or something to add, please
let me know