Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Five: Life is a Verb

Jan at RevGalBlogPals has been reading a book:

Digh, Patti. Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful,
and Live Intentionally.
Guilford, CT: Skirt!, 2008.

and she says:

"Jennifer recommended this book, which I got because I always value Jennifer's reading suggestions. The author of Life is a Verb, Patti Digh worked her book around these topics concerning life as a verb:
  • Say yes.
  • Be generous.
  • Speak up.
  • Love more.
  • Trust yourself.
  • Slow down.
As I read and pondered about living more intentionally, I also have wondered what this Friday Five should be. This book has been the jumping off point for this Friday."

1. What awakens you to the present moment?
Usually something in nature.
2. What are 5 things you see out your window right now?
Rain, tree, wind moving leaves, blue pickup truck, Snowy Owl sign.
3. Which verbs describe your experience of God?
Love, care, comfort, create.
4. From the book on p. 197:
Who were you when you were 13? Where did that kid go?
Awkward, often solitary, book-loving, generally happy -- that kid is still here inside me.
5. From the book on p. 88:
If your work were the answer to a question, what would the question be?
Where did we come from and how did our ancestors shape our lives today?
Bonus idea for you here or on your own--from the book on p. 149:
"Go outside. Walk slowly forward. Open your hand and let something fall into it from the sky. It might be an idea, it might be an object. Name it. Set it aside. Walk forward. Open your hand and let something fall into it from the sky. Name it. Set it aside. Repeat. . . ."
OK, right now it would be raindrop, raindrop, raindrop.... I'll try this later.


Mavis said...

Oh yes bookloving. I forgot that about myself at 13. i could come home form school and read and read and read.

mompriest said...

I think you are the first person I have read who used the word "happy" in relationship to the age "13"....LOL good play.

Vicki Lane said...

I keep hearing wonderful things about this book! Thanks for sharing a bit!