Project 52 Stay Awake by Making Connections

This is Week 12 of {Project 52} Stay Awake. You are welcome to join in anytime during this year-long mindful living photo project. please upload your photos to our Project 52: Stay Awake Flickr group so we can see what an Awake life means for you. And, if you also use Instagram please use the hashtag #awakeproject13.


Question of the Day: When was the last time you made a new friend?

I used to wonder why I felt so exhausted after every really big social event.

And then I realized that one-on-one connections are how I thrive — creatively, emotionally and mentally.

I really love a great private conversation between one or two people. Ask me to meet you for coffee or a dinner date and I’ll happily say yes.

Ask me to your big party of strangers and I’ll probably say I’m busy.

This is why The Abundant Mama Project is so powerful, too. It’s all about making connections — without all that noise and drama that we can find ourselves immersed in during a real life social experience.

Connecting with other human beings — virtually or in real life — is a powerful weapon to stay awake.

Listening to what matters to others is a great way to live your life.

Showing them they matter is even better.

Opening your heart to others takes courage.

I’m hopeful that if you do this for someone else, they will return the favor to you.

Because you deserve it.

{Project 52: Stay Awake Prompt} This week, your challenge is to step out of your comfort zone and make connections. If you’ve never left a comment on a blog before, do it. If you are inspired by someone’s work, send them an email. If you haven’t heard from a friend in a while, call them. That person you know who is struggling … take them a cup of coffee. Join The Abundant Mama village. Talk to a stranger. Reach out to someone in need.

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{Photo Tip from Beryl}: Good photographers aren’t the ones who have all the technical settings down to a science. They are the ones who evoke emotion in their photographs and make a viewer feel connected in some way. How you can make us feel like we are there with you in your moments of connectedness? That’s how you should approach your photos this week.

Photo Credit from Creative Commons: Ganesha


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