Theme: Idolatry of Magnitude
We often seek out big moments in life. Fiery sunsets in exotic places. Ideas that will change the world. We seem to live in a culture plagued with an idolatry of magnitude. We’ve come to believe that we must have the most extreme adventures, live off the grid completely, start the next big thing or make the biggest salary, in order for our lives to matter. But what does that leave us with? Usually a colossal sense of disappointment. In reality, if we pay attention to the details of each and every day of our lives, we will find that we live in the midst of something magical, monumental and downright beautiful. Our days are teeming with lots of little, wonder-filled moments that shape our lives. What if we took a closer look and realized that sometimes those moments are both big and small, momentous and mundane?
- Letting kids be “bored”
- Embracing the mundane
- Counting our blessings
- Giving weight to the little things
- You don’t always have to be “on”
- Dispelling our childhood or adult idols
- The magic and importance in routine
- Facing up to our biggest failed moments
- Free play versus planned playdates
- Imagine a social media world where people posted their everyday experience
- Dispel the hype around an Instagram worthy life
- Your version of all those viral posts out there about not keeping it together in public, crying baby, etc. and how you made it through
- Four ways how not to compare our “everyday” to other people’s “everyday”
- The pitfalls of comparison
- Six ways to disconnect from our virtual world and be present
- The benefits of practicing gratitude daily
- Working with your hands – the benefits of nurturing our creativity (e.g., knitting, crafting, cooking)
- Reshaping our consciousness to see beauty in the mundane
Submission Deadline: January 17, 2017
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