Say yes in response to an invitation to spend the day walking and talking.
Show up at the appointed time and place.
Try something new to remember people’s names.
Spend a day without a plan. Start anywhere.
Make mistakes. Laugh off the signs you miss.
Keep moving. Change your vantage point and refresh your mind.
Pay attention - to names, to stories, to landscapes and weather.
Take care of each other - the small gift of a spoon may mean the difference between breakfast or no breakfast for someone.
Look for ways to play together (and notice the joy it brings to those who may be watching).
Welcome newcomers who drop in.
Be committed – finish what you start and do it with style.
Be average – don’t even think about it.
Wake up to the gifts - of art, of conversation, of each other.
Go home a new way.
HT to Patricia Ryan Madson for excerpts from her book Improv Wisdom – Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up.