Week #150 – Summer Fun: Invite someone along!
Greetings, All — and Happy Friday!
We are counting down the Fridays between now and Labor Day Weekend with some short “Summer Fun” suggestions. Because — and I’ll say it each week — while many adults have been busy planning their kids’ summer fun, they often overlook their own!
And as we run up on the end of July — I want to make sure YOU have fun this summer, too!
Last week I talked about sharing old memories — but this week I was reminded of the power of invitation to create NEW memories!
As a kid, we didn’t travel much. There were many reasons for this — but I imagine a lot of it had to do with being a modest single-earner household with four children. It simply wasn’t in the budget.
What we did do — were day trips. My father had a tricky way of handling these — as they were rarely announced in advance. If the weather was nice, and the conditions were right, he’d wake us up with the news that were going to the shore, or to Great Adventure, or to wherever we were headed that day.
And usually, because those old station wagons seated seven, one of us (usually the oldest) got to bring a friend along!
We never went to Disney, or on a cruise, and certainly never to the airport (unless it was for an airshow) — but man those day trips were good times!
And not just for us — but for the neighbor friends who got to come along!
Your Happyness Challenge for the Week Ahead: Invite someone along! Whatever “Summer Fun” you are planning for the week or month ahead — invite someone along! A friend, a neighbor, a neighbor’s kid, or coworker — extend an invite to someone to join you on an outing. One of my favorite tag-a-longs was driving with my best friend and her mom to drop her off at college. It was a great experience for me — and it gave her mom some much needed company on the long ride home!
Who can you invite along this week?
Spread Happyness — share your thoughts in the comments!!!
7/28/17 by Grace Church
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