OK so it has been Moxie week all day and I still haven't figured out what to do! Last time out I was interrupted by my trip to Hawaii. Not a bad interruption at all but it did mean that I didn't give Moxie the same consideration I would have liked. For this reason I thought I'd start where I left off. I didn't really follow through on doing at least one brave thing each day so that is a good place to start.
I have invited a true Moxie spirit to join me this week. Jingle over at Just Jingle has agreed to guest post on this week's Moxie topic and I couldn't be more thrilled! If you don't know Jingle yet you should run right over to her blog and say hello. She has a most inspiring and fun place. Look for that post this coming weekend. Don't worry I'll remind you!
As I am writing this, hoping to actually get this post done before Monday is officially over I realized I DO KNOW what to do! I am going to ask for help! You dear readers are my answer! If you are a regular reader, you know that each Monday I come up with my game for the week, in the form of Bliss Initiatives which are designed to increase a persons experience of the weekly bliss virtue. Generally I like to have 3-5 initiatives with which to play around and then I tell you how it is going and by Sunday I report back and let you know my score for the week.
At this moment I have two recycled Moxie "Bliss Initiatives." I color coded them in purple for quick identification. They are specific things that you too can try, if you want to play along with me.
- Live with Moxie - Each day I will do something unexpected and brave. For example, I will go out of my way to meet a neighbor, strike up a conversation with a stranger, offer my opinion on the website of someone I respect, rather then just reading and watching. I will ask if there is a way I can get a better deal when I am shopping instead of unconsciously paying full price. In short I will step outside of my comfort zone, I will create opportunities to be brave and speak up instead of quietly going about my business.
- Study Moxie - I will research people who have displayed Moxie and I will read the book "Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Lived Them" by Katherine Martin (I didn't finish it last time out!) I will find inspiring quotes about courage and daring and share them here and with people in my life to inspire us to be more daring!
- Your Great Idea goes here! What would you do to encourage more moxie?
I am looking for a couple more ideas to round out the inquiry this week so I thought I'd toss the question out to you. What do you think I should try? Do you remember a time in your life when Moxie was really present for you? What was it like, what were the characteristics and what were the things you did? I can't wait to hear what you have to say!
Note: Images in this post are from Google Images -- query "Help"
Next post: Moxie study
My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise