I have an idea that is slowly forming.
I’ve talked to some pretty smart people about it, and each time I do, the idea changes and grows a bit.
I don’t know the final form this idea will take, or if it will be a series of ideas all carried out in different ways.
That’s why it’s aptly named The Giving Experiment.
You see, one of my core beliefs, and an idea that Wishingwell Life Coaching is based upon, is that if we all do with our lives what we are “supposed” to do – whatever uses our talents, makes us giddy with joy, and that which naturally flows from us – then we are contributing to the world at our highest potential.
Giving, in this way, seems essential for our happiness as individuals and for the overall happiness of the machine of society.
If each of us “cogs” isn’t doing their part, the machine fails.
Forgive me for calling you a cog, but while we are all unique and gifted individuals we are also piece of the beautiful tapestry of life.
If we don’t live to our potential, we leave the place filled with holes.
Giving in this way inspires me, and I want to share that inspiration with others.
The Giving Experiment is a way to do that. So for Challenge One of The Giving Experiment I want to invite all of you to become contributors on my Pinterest pinboard “The Giving Experiment.”
If you are not familiar with Pinterest, here’s how it describes itself:
“Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.”
On the “Giving Experiment” pinboard, I’d love for you all to contribute words or pictures that capture how you give back, something that inspires you about how others give of themselves, something you’d like to make a difference about and more.
Make sure to include the story behind the picture so we all get it.
A pinboard created by all of us will be very cool! It’s going to capture the unique ways we give to the world and create a community of like-minded people: those dedicated to making the world a better place through sharing what they have to give.
To contribute, send me your Pintrest username by emailing it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and I’ll add you as a contributor to the board!
Originally posted April 4, 2012