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Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Five: Life is a Verb

Digh, Patti. Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful,
and Live Intentionally.
Guilford, CT: Skirt!, 2008.

Jennifer recommended this book, which I got because I always value Jennifer's reading suggestions. The author of Life is a Verb, Patti Digh worked her book around these topics concerning life as a verb:
  • Say yes.
  • Be generous.
  • Speak up.
  • Love more.
  • Trust yourself.
  • Slow down.
As I read and pondered about living more intentionally, I also have wondered what this Friday Five should be. This book has been the jumping off point for this Friday.

1. What awakens you to the present moment?

2. What are 5 things you see out your window right now?

3. Which verbs describe your experience of God?

4. From the book on p. 197:
Who were you when you were 13? Where did that kid go?

5. From the book on p. 88:
If your work were the answer to a question, what would the question be?

Bonus idea for you here or on your own--from the book on p. 149:
"Go outside. Walk slowly forward. Open your hand and let something fall into it from the sky. It might be an idea, it might be an object. Name it. Set it aside. Walk forward. Open your hand and let something fall into it from the sky. Name it. Set it aside. Repeat. . . ."

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  1. Hi folks - am a relatively new drop-in to the blog. Wunnerful stuff!
    My verbs are found here
    that is, if I got the HTML done 'n dusted...!

  2. Thought-provoking Friday Five!

    The verbs I found are here.

  3. i can't wait to come back and read everyone's answers! it looks like a fab Friday 5! i just noticed the time, so i'll have to post and read later. can't wait and perhaps i can order the book today-sounds fab!

  4. Thank you so much Jan for being up so early and having this Friday Five up before I go to bed :-) Here I am

  5. Haven't done one of these for awhile so I just sat down and did it
    Friday Five

  6. This was a geat way to start the day. Thanks, Jan. Love the cover photo, too. My play is here.

  7. pretty cool stuff! This is yet another book on my wishlist (my family thanks you - they never know what I "want" for birthdays/Christmas!)

    My verbs are here.

  8. Oh, I'm home this morning and can play. What a great Friday Five.

    Here 'tis

  9. Great Friday Five!

    I verbed (is that a word?) over here

  10. I got a late start today, and verbs aren't exactly the vocabulary I'm expressing! I dug in and came up with

  11. My blog has been extremely neglected. I decided to ease back in with my verbs here.

  12. I like this, and I'll be back to play in a bit!

  13. I am quite verbal at

    Thanks, Jan. It was a fun one today.

  14. The most DELIGHTFUL play today - thank you! I verbed here

  15. Over on the farm, we're re-verb-eratin' all over the place...and one of my visiting farmhands joined in!

  16. No I haven't! The last one doesn't go anywhere!

    Try this one

  17. One of my most favourite Friday Fives ever Jan...thank you so much
    I indulged myself thoroughly

  18. I played, after a long week at Annual Conference...what a lovely FF Jan!

    Life is a Verb

  19. I enjoyed playing here Thanks for this Jan - it revealed alot to me.

  20. Sorry link here

  21. It's a day late! Sorry! Find my verbiage here! Sorry for the delay!


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