Yep, see, my One Word this year is FUN! and let's just say I'm a little short of ideas on how to have it.
I'm a pretty introspective person. I am well-versed in my flaws. I'm confident in my spiritual gifts. But when God plopped this FUN! word in my lap, I kinda just stared at it as it morphed into some alien with three heads.
To tell the truth, I didn't want to touch it. Much like you wouldn't want to touch an alien, I suppose.
God's been super faithful with me so far in this new FUN! adventure. He told me to go get a pedicure. FUN! My husband invited me to go get some Dim Sum, which I had never experienced before, with him on date night. FUN!
God's also been super graceful with me about it so far, too. Last week, I defiantly told God I had no time for FUN! and didn't have any at all. (It ended up being a stressful, sucky week, too.) But, He's totally forgiven me and is ready to start anew. He's tenacious like that.
My plan this week is to take myself on a date to Hobby Lobby and peruse the aisles. I love to craft and I'm thinking I'll find something FUN! to do with my hands.
But this, friends, is sadly where my ideas have ended and I'm pretty sure if I don't have ideas lined up, I'll end up defaulting to, um, work.
I sound lame, I know.
But it's okay because it's created a way for me to take a real risk. And that's the theme of January thanks to Amy. What is this risk?
I want to try your ideas for FUN! And I'm seriously committed to trying new things because that's how we get to know what we like and don't like, right? I need to know myself in the area of FUN! but I need you to help me get there.
So here's how this is gonna work. In the comments, would you please leave me ONE idea for FUN! for me to try. I'll try one idea per week and blog about it, letting you know how it went, what I learned, how God met me in that activity.
Some parameters first:
1. It cannot involve risking my life. (I have little peeps that depend on my being alive.)
2. It cannot be cost-prohibitive. (This blogging/speaking thing doesn't bring in the cash to support outlandish, lavish adventures. Or things like skydiving. Plus, you know, the husband has access to the credit card statement...)
3. It has to be something that you have tried before. Because, we need to be able to compare experiences. That sounds like FUN! to me.
(I'm also kinda feeling like this is a risk to even ask you because you might think this is totally lame and no one will leave a comment. Just being honest with this whole risk-taking adventure here.)
Oookkaayyy -- I'm ready for you. Give me whatcha got.