Day 5 is underway of the #blessing experiment on Twitter (I don’t use my phone much on weekends, so no tweets, really), and it’s continuing to have interesting effects. For those interested and tweet-able, I’m @cjlehi; follow me at your own risk.
One of the things that has occurred to me about this is that one acquires a certain reputation from doing it. The rep is that I am a positive guy. I tweet blessings. I’m constantly looking for blessings, for positive things to communicate to the world. I am doing this in what I lovingly call Channel Three, which is the most public of all the ways to communicate. I am globally declaring that I have blessings and that I notice those blessings. I am going to do this for two weeks, but the reality is that once I start doing this it is likely that I will continue, unless it absolutely does not work at all, and it’s already a bit late for that to be the case.
I will be encouraged to continue because I have staked out some ground here. Nobody else that I know is doing anything like this; at least, the #blessing hashtag is not what you’d call overused, and nobody else on earth is numbering them off every day to keep track (at least not on Twitter). I confess I would like to be known for being a positive person. Therefore the odds are that this will become my thing, my schtick, my modus operandi.
Today is every bit as good as day 4. It is officially a trend. Time will tell if it is a pattern, or possibly even a system. But I’m hopeful.