An appreciation a day

When i lived in Brno, over a dozen years back, someone gave me a blank handmade book.  I decided that i would try to come up with a good idea every day and write it down in this new empty book.  The problem was not coming up with the ideas, my over active imagination was pretty good at that.  The problem was that good ideas call out for action and implementation, more than i could give.  Good ideas need love.  After a couple of weeks i bailed on this practice.

Last night while walking around the Twin Oaks campus i saw that Marta and Roberto (who are our safety managers) had installed a couple of new path lights between Morningstar and ZK.  These are the solar powered ones which dont require power lines running to them and can be placed anywhere.  This particular stretch is problematic, because on a dark night the curvy path runs into several trees.  You can see vaguely where you are going, but oft crash in to things.

i thought to myself, i should send them an appreciation.  Which i did.

But then i got thinking some more.  i could do this every day.  i could send a short appreciation to someone here in the community who was doing something which improved our or my quality of life and it would be a wise use of my time – both thinking about it and expressing it.

Central to the Honest Seduction philosophy is the idea that we dont write enuf love letters.  That there are many in our lives who we appreciate, respect and/or care for and we fail to communicate it to them and that one of the most accessible sources for remedying this is writing more love letters.

So unable to follow up on the nagging daily good ideas, i have decided to go for something more accessible, yet still valuable.  i am going to write a handful of appreciation letters and dole them out one a day for the next while and see if i can create a habit of it.

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

3 responses to “An appreciation a day”

  1. robin says :

    Dear Paxus,

    I appreciate you for your never-ending willingness to show your appraciation to other people 🙂

    That your commitment may be as strong as your passion!



  2. Paxus says :

    Dearest Robin:

    I could write a book of appreciations about you, and on the off chance that there is justice in this world someone will.

    Your virtual nomad home base at Casa Robino in Am*dam is one of the most inspiring places i have ever been. Proving that radical hospitality is not just a good idea, but something we can live and breath.

    In the most important sense, you are a revolutionary titan.


    Paxus at Twin Oaks
    12 post scabies 2KXI

  3. Angie says :

    Re-discovering Prague,
    remembering multi-language workshops
    and cold, cold adventures with you-
    appreciating how you’ve widened my horizons.

    How do I get on the appreciation gravy train?
    An “A” or “B” love letter from a funologist will get macaroons from this hippie nomad,


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