31 days of connecting the dots

THE NESTER’S 31 DAYS challenge is a great way to dig into something you’re interested in, get intimate with it, and maybe even help someone else. Every day in October you write one thing on the topic that’s meaning something to you these days. Since you know you have to share, it forces you to understand it better yourself.

Last year over 700 people linked up, encouraging themselves and each other. You can join this year, or just find some favorites to read at the Nester’s blog.

By the way, she’s my daughter.

Last year I wrote for 31 days on Scary Hope. I got so into it that it turned into a Kindle ebook, which you can see on the sidebar.

My 31 Days begins below, followed by an index of every 31 Days post so far.

31 days of connecting the dots: make more sense of your life, your world, your hopes and dreams.

Is this connecting the dots thing for you?

LET’S FIND OUT 

You want a better life. I want a better life. Everybody want a better life. One way to make life better is to learn how to do things. How to cook, organize, save time, lose weight, spend less, save more, fix it, make it, sell it, change it. How-to stuff.

THIS WON’T HELP YOU WITH ANY OF THAT

Another way to make life better is to understand why and how things happen that make you happy, sad, and mad. Things in relationships and circumstances at home, at work, with people, and in your whole life.

As you put together how and why things happen, you learn what to expect, what to do, how to react.

Connect the dots of the pieces and it changes how the pieces look. As you learn to connect the dots you calm down and gain hope. Your expectations change. Nothing surprises you, not circumstances or people. You make better decisions. You grow in peace and confidence. You can be generous and help others.

Life makes more sense, and feels lighter and simpler.

You don’t run around thinking “why is this happening?!”

You gain a sense of why you’re here. Life seems more like one thing instead of a bunch of disconnected pieces.

Stuff that frustrates and bugs you falls into place at a lower level. You still have the frustrations and the problems to solve–and you need the practical advice–but with a bigger perspective, the frustrating things aren’t as stressful.

You can have peace even though you still have the problems. Problems aren’t as big and dominating. You look around and realize we’re all basically alike. You’re not alone. You’re not weird. You always thought you couldn’t do what ‘they’ do, but now you realize if ‘they’ can we all can. And should. So you do.

I hope this will help you do that

But it’s not steps or a how-to. It’s perspective and thinking. It doesn’t take more thinking, just a certain way of doing it.

IF THAT SEEMS BORING TO YOU, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU

If it seems interesting then you might want to subscribe below or on the right. Connecting the dots makes my life better. Yours can be too. It’s not a teaching thing. I watched another guy do it and caught it. You can too.

It started with a phone call . . .

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Day 2 – The day I started connecting the dots

Day 3 – They all be kin

Day 4 – How Monet can help you connect your dots

Day 5 – The one habit that’s the secret sauce to connecting your dots

About the Author

Gary

Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).

Comments

  1. I’m so excited you’re writing for 21 days! My series is on wisdom and I think you have a ton to share!

    • Thanks Amy! I’ll check it out. And you’re the first comment ever on this blog – so thanks for that too!

      • Nester

        awwww, man, I wanted to be the first commenter ever. shucks!

        • You’re still first :)

          • Gary, talk about CONNECTING DOTS. Someone just pointed out to me that you’re Gary from 91.9. My goodness. I live in Fort Mill and hear you all the time. I just knew you as Emily and Nester’s dad :) I just commented on Nester’s blog the other day we need a Charlotte bloggers meet-up!

          • Hope my true identity doesn’t hurt my daughter’s reputations!

  2. Grisel

    Looking forward to reading your posts! Doesn’t sound boring at all. We can all use a bit of perspective. Blessings!

  3. Looking forward to the challenge and reading your posts!

  4. Love your new format. Very nice! Can’t wait to ‘follow the dots’ to where God is leading. 😉

    • Thanks Susan – Erin at designbyinsight assembled and designed everything

  5. I missed Scary Hope during the actual series, but the book has brought me great encouragement. Can’t wait to read along with your series this year. I definitely have some dots that need connecting!

  6. As a fan of Scary Hope, I’m looking forward to this. Really like your new blog format.

  7. I recently found The Nester’s blog where I joined her 31 Day Challenge which led me to your lovely site. We’re also near Charlotte and it’s so good to be able to connect with other writers expressing their own journeys. I can’t wait to come back for more in your “Connecting the Dots” series.
    In Gratitude,
    Michele
    31 Days of Preparation with The Homesteading Cottage

  8. anka

    glad to have found you, will be back for more of your series

  9. I recently subscribed to this blog…alot of the grief process is ‘connecting the dots’ which is a man named Gary, and his offering and ideas to those of us in need of redesigning our lives, after tragedy, loss, alarming diagnosis, or divorce, addiction, or, it could not be you, but someone you love who is going through some of this. Why don’t you connect to this, along with me, and together we heal to a better survival, with the help of God and others.

  10. Connie

    Loved Scary Hope, looking forward to this too.

  11. Alex Green

    I’m so glad I came across this! I’m really looking forward to seeing where this series goes!

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