We hopped a bus to a new place, so new, it was a bus we'd never ridden before. We crossed new streets, saw new roads, discovered a new sense of time. We looked for old interests in new destinations. We had new conversations and new impressions of each other. We found some new patterns and discovered some new talents. We took an old kind of day and made some new memories. We followed the old rules, but made some new ones along the way. And in the process, we began to see just a little differently. We allowed ourselves to feel just a little differently. We opened ourselves to just a little more of the world, and found that we were just a little happier.
We, whether as workers, or as parents, as students, or as volunteers, tend to live by sets of rules made by others for situations that are sometimes relevant, sometimes not. Rules can give us structure. They can light our path, and give us clarity in what might otherwise become chaos. But sometimes, a few new rules, even just for a very short time, can be just what we need to make a discovery or two. Sometimes, some new rules can make
all the difference in the world in how we see, how we feel, and how we
play this crazy game of life...