Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A New Holiday

I want to propose a 10 minute holiday. This holiday would occur once a week at 11am in every time zone. It would last 10 minutes, and would be called the "How the Heck Are You?" moment.

Everyone, no matter where they are or what they are doing (things like surgery are the exception)..anyway..everyone stops what they are doing, looks deeply into the eyes of the person nearest them and says ...."So, how the heck are you doing?" Then they answer eachother. Each has 5 minutes. Then they go about their way.

Imagine how the world might change if every week everything stopped for 10 minutes because we wanted to listen to eachother. We wouldn't be obligated to do anything but look and listen for 10 minutes on that day to whomever randomly was near us.

I have been thinking about this divinely foolish idea for a while now...and wishing it could happen...

So.......How the Heck Are You Today?


Blogger Rainbow dreams said...

A truly lovely idea - I'd like to imagine it could catch on - am tempted to suggest it to be tried in school tomorrow :-)

6:11 PM  
Blogger samtzmom said...

I love this idea Mata. Indeed if we could take just those few minutes each week to tune in to someone else's day, it could change our outlook.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Maggie Rose said...

an excellent idea! M.

6:50 AM  
Blogger beth said...

I am...struggling, trying to sort through some relational issues...but God is good, and there is much for which I am grateful!

I think this is a dandy idea and a good reminder to pay attention to all that God brings us each day. Sometimes He appears in surprising ways....

11:21 AM  

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