by theeducatedderelicts

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– Howard Thurman

Isn’t this wonderful? And true? Of all the things that depress me the most, apathy is the most insidious. Anything that electrifies your mind is, I think, a good thing. Anything that wakens your nerves; that makes you think; that pulls a laugh from your lungs; that propels you into action in any way shape or form.


A new week starts tomorrow. Why not make it your mission – once, twice, every day, whatever – to get out and do something that makes your heart beat faster?


Wake up one morning this week and wonder about the rest of the world. What’s out there?


Live vicariously in the most humble of moments. Explore how alive you can be while sitting completely still. Pick up a book, lose your mind, and replace it with somebody else’s.


Pick a number between 1 and 24. Pick another between 1 and 7. The first is your time, the second your day. At said time on said day go outside; go outside no matter where you are, no matter what the weather is doing. Is it cold? Rainy? Good. Revel in being a part of something bigger and less predictable than yourself.



Nobody is going to push you into the rest of your life. Do it yourself.


Tell me! This week I’m going to come alive and make some magnificent memories. I hope you find something that makes you come alive as well.