Things I Think About Thursday

We cross many miles and state lines, past sleeping houses and midnight truck stops…and the road seeps into my subconscious world when I dream.

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Me on the Road, somewhere in America

The road stirs up questions and thoughts. I tossed and turned in my bunk last night. I got up in the middle of the night, curled on the couch in the front lounge and watched the world go by.

It was there…on the road at night, that I made the decision to add another weekly column to the Danger Diaries. Something to go with Magic Mondays and How To Tuesdays. Something that I could just put any thoughts in my mind down without restriction and share, AND even more importantly, end each one with a question to you every week – in the spirit of those of you who did the Danger Dame Question of the Day challenge with me on my Facebook Page in the past.

So yes. I’m doing it. The midnight road told me to…

Things I Think About Thursdays.

And what better way to kick it off then a celebration…..

It’s the little kid on the right’s birthday today.
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That little kid grew up to be my hero, and one of my best friends in the world…..Happy Birthday to my Dad!
A man who has the best stories ever, a guy who lights up every room he walks into, and who has always lived his life gambling, hustling and doing it his way! He is my inspiration. He will be an honored guest at the Boston show, if you want to come down and say Happy Birthday to him yourself.

Also, THIS went viral and got over 125,000 hits over the course of 72 hours. I freaked out. You guys are powerful. Thank you for sharing it everywhere.

We had a day off on Tuesday, and we spent it underneath the ring of the moon, all of us circled around a bonfire. By 3am, the conversation moved to the mysteries of life.

A new friend sat with us around the fire. Tucker is 19, just graduated high school, and just moved to the town we were in. He in the midst of the Land of Change.

The bonfire and the moon let our guards down. We spilled our truths, our fears, our dreams. We talked about the things that stop us, the things we want more than anything, and pretty quickly, we realized….. all of us were in the mix, in that space of growth, of new things, of new possibilities.

I pulled out one of my favorite Danger Dame Questions of the Day for everyone to answer…

“If you could send yourself from 10 years ago one sentence of advice and it would actually be delivered….what would that one sentence be?”

Everyone got quiet and stared at the fire as the night insects sang.

One by one, we shared. Simple and powerful – their single sentence answers spoke volumes.

I love questions about human nature. I love what we can learn from each other. I love unearthing stories waiting just below the surface….

What would your answer be?

If you are brave enough to share in the comments below, please do…..

I’m sitting by the fire, in the quiet of the night waiting for your answer.