Two years ago when our nephew Ryan was six, he decided to throw a rock at a beehive to see if he could outrun the bees. Twenty-something beestings later, it appeared the bees had won.
The next time I saw Ryan, I said something like, “Well, I guess if you see another beehive, you won’t go anywhere near it.”
He thought about it for a few seconds and shook his head. “I don’t know Aunt Carol. Sometimes when I see things, I just have to try them.”
He went on to explain how next time he would ask his father to drive him up close to the beehive in his truck. Ryan planned to lower his window, hurl his rocks and quickly close the window. He was pretty sure his new plan was fool-proof.
This is the same nephew that at 3 years old, after his father dug a hole on the beach that was about 5 feet wide and 3 feet deep, stood on the edge, spread his arms and flung his body toward the other side singing, “I believe I can fly.”
Although, it occasionally gives his mother palpitations, you gotta love his spunky zest to try new things.
Which brings me to the heart of this week’s blog.
If you have followed 4Broadminds from the start, you know our first blog about summer’s four seasons ran in October, a.k.a. late summer. Here we are three seasons later and many of you stop me at work or in the neighborhood to praise the blog, a number of you regularly send email comments to my home email. What most of you have not done and swear you cannot or are afraid to try is comment right here on the blog.
I hope today is the day we end all that.
It is easy. I am so sure you can do it, I have set a personal goal to get at least 20 comments on this post—stretch goal is 25! If you know me well, you know how goal oriented I am. So what do you say? Will you help me meet this goal?
Here’s all you have to do.
At the bottom of this entry you will see a line that looks like this:
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· Simply click on the word comments and a blank box will pop up.
· Type your comment.
· Under the comment box you will see “Comment As.” You can pick one of the profiles listed, for example, Google, if you have a Google email account, or keep it really simple and just pick anonymous. (If you choose anonymous, I hope you will include at least your first name in the comment box, so we know who you are.)
If Ryan can face a swarm of bees, you can face commenting on our blog. Just take a page from Ryan’s playbook, strap on your life vest and flippers and take the plunge.