I got an intriguing text a couple of weeks ago from a friend. She said, "Hi Jodi! Doug was telling me about your fabulous trip to Ireland. I told him the Highland Stag has the best Guinness this side of the pond. We will be there tonight at seven to hear our son perform. Would love to have you both join us if you are free!"
Now, am I free? I can't remember the last time I would classify myself as "free." And I don't think that anyone who knows me would consider me one who would head to the local watering hole to listen to a musician, friend or not.
As the day went on, the invitation floated around in my mind. And by the time dinner rolled around, I had made a decision: We were going out! The kids couldn't believe that we would actually leave them home. But we did. A short time later, we met our friends at the "Stag," and enjoyed music and beverages.
What had prompted me to go? When I distilled it down in my mind, it was simple. It was the invitation. I had been invited to do something, and I did it, and had a great time! I began to wonder at this small but powerful idea.
We're doing something fun. Do you want to come along? It all seems so easy and yet we don't do it enough. Next time you decide to do anything, anything at all, get an invitation out to someone. You might be surprised at what happens next.