Those moments when you happen upon an idea and it just totally resonates with you? Yeah, that happened to me recently with www.bluemarbles.org.
It's a game of sorts, but its underpinning is that by sharing an act of kindness--in this case, giving someone a blue marble--in gratitude for and in recognition of this big blue marble of Earth--awareness and consciousness are raised.
Gratitude and kindness. Simple and pure.
Here are the rules (as stated on the website linked above) :
"So, the "rules" remain pure and simple.
1. The marble must be blue (any shade, preferably glass).
2. When you get one, give it away to someone as a token of gratitude (whenever you like).
3. Share your story with the world (however you like)."
I gave away three today to people I know. Each person looked surprised, grateful and then intrigued. I'm sure they'll be passing along their blue marbles with the same inspired feeling I have about this idea. I ordered mine, shown above, from Julie Starke (www.juliestarke.com) and they arrived, neatly tucked into a cool mesh bag.
Now that little bag of marbles, and the cool cards that accompany each one, is living in my purse for whenever the inspiration strikes to give one away.
Let me know if you jump on board too!
As the cards say, "Hold the marble to your heart and imagine the gratitude felt when giving or getting it."
Martha Beck-certified life coach, Equus coach, Penn State journalism instructor and professional writer.