Years ago when I worked in an office with a small family of co-workers who loved to celebrate and encourage one another, we’d try our best to gather as many of us as possible for every single birthday. We’d go out to lunch and put the guest of honor in the spotlight for a few minutes so he or she could share their hopes and dreams for the next 365 days of their life. The ‘birthday question’ (as it affectionately became known) was simply. . .
What one thing do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months?
The rules were simple. Share as best you could without pressure and the answer had to be something related to your personal life, not work.
I don’t work with that amazing team any longer but even now, I still try to ask myself (and others) this question on birthdays or at the beginning of a new year because it’s a non-threatening way to move forward with intention. Much like the One Word tradition that many have adopted, this simple question can encourage dreams and goal setting without overwhelm.
I’m sharing the birthday question with you today because Gather & Grow turns 1 this month (yay!) and with our first annual celebration of life, I’m reflecting on the blessing of this community, the many families we’ve touched and the ways you’ve touched me!
As I look toward the new year full of hope and possibility, I want to be sure that everything we create and do helps you reach your personal or family goals (your answer to this important question). To that end, would you please take 2 minutes and complete a short end of year community survey? It’s your turn to be in the spotlight and share what works for you, what doesn’t and your hopes and dreams for 2018!
Click HERE to take the survey and when you do, I’ll send you a coupon code for 25% off in the Gather & Grow shop.
It’s been an honor to partner with you in growing the faith of our families this year. I look forward to serving you even more over the next 365 days and beyond.