Yesterday during my annual viewing of the movie A Christmas Carol, I wondered what the ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come would show me. Remember him? He was the scary dark hooded ghost with no face that never spoke, he just pointed with a bony hand.
The spirit showed Scrooge what it would be like when he died. He saw people laughing and speaking ill of him, stealing his belongings, and even rejoicing that he was gone. He was also shown the sadness associated with Tiny Tim’s passing. A stark contrast.
He asked the ghost if he could change this bleak future, which of course was the whole point to the story. Scrooge awoke the next morning and changed his outlook on life, and his ways immediately. Way to go Ebenezer!
So back to the question, what would the ghost of the future show me? I’ll admit to being a little tired right now with all the activity over the last couple years associated with writing and publishing two books.
I’m not complaining, I’m just a little worn down. Kind of like at the end of a school semester filled with difficult courses and final tests.
In this mindset, the future the spirit revealed to me was one of people talking about how I did okay in life, but I could have done so much more. It was depressing because I knew they were right.
I woke up this morning with a renewed sense of energy and urgency. So here’s what I’m going to do. Every week in the upcoming year I’m going to give us all a challenge to perform. Something that will help us all live happier lives. Let’s call it, “The Playground Heaven Living Experience.”
A new task will be issued every Monday morning to be completed sometime during the week. Don’t worry, they will be simple, maybe not always easy, but not time consuming.
I’m also going to set up a closed Facebook group that we can use to communicate with each other about what we are doing to live the playground heaven life. We can help each other out by sharing our experiences and successes.
Anyway, more details to come next Monday about how you can participate. In the meantime, take a moment to think about what the ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come would show you.
What might you want to change in the upcoming year to make it an even better future than whatever you currently foresee?
Merry Christmas Everyone! I’m off to watch It’s a Wonderful Life next.