Sorry, yes, those are my feet. And yes, I did just post them on my blog for the world to see…but, I did blur them a ton.

Anyway, I blame Gabe Berman (@GabeBerman). Because of him, and his book Live Like A Fruit Fly, you have to see my feet gliding through the air because I spent Sunday afternoon in a swing at the beach.

Here’s my Sunday:

  1. Sleep in.
  2. Indulge in Starbys.
  3. Frequent an AT&T store…looking for the phone…no luck.
  4. Take a random spontaneous road trip to the beach.
  5. Buy/Wear a cowboy hat. I’m pretty sure it’s a prerequisite for #6.
  6. Swing…ON the beach. (Smiling!)
  7. Capture a ginormous pikachu on film while he’s giving the peace sign. (Rare.)
  8. Research which mustache should be worn on a Sundays. ANSWER: The Bollywood
  9. Dominate at air hockey. (hmm…lost all three games, despite the fact that I was wearing my lucky engagement ring and a cowboy hat)
  10. Pose for a random picture with the happiest tin man EVER! (We’re waving. I have a cowboy hat on. He’s wearing an oil can thing-y.)
  11. Go for a long walk.
  12. Hold hands. (That’s my favorite part.)
  13. Buy a book. (I’m a reader).
  14. Eat cheesecake.
  15. Spend the day without television.
  16. Laugh often.
  17. Wear sunglasses. (The future’s so bright…I gotta wear shades.)
  18. Do something to encourage someone else’s dream.
  19. Do something about your dream. (i.e., www.redbridgeonline…yay!)

The photo journal was religiously captured on film via instagram…redbridgeonline. It makes me smile just thinking about it!

Oh, back to why…I was living like a fruit fly! Gabe’s book is about the meaning of life, as seen through the eyes of a fruit fly. I won’t spoil the ending for you. You should read the book it’s on Amazon. But, I will tell you this. A fruit fly’s life is short, so they make the most of each moment. Pretty cool.

What does this mean for you? Seize this moment. Look around and see the crazy wonderful stuff that’s around you every day that you don’t take time to see, like a tin man. Hold hands. And at the end of the day, that’s a really great feeling!

Its funny how life lets you cross paths with random people exactly when you need to meet them. Gabe refers to them as bread crumbs. We only “met” because someone re-posted one of his tweets. I followed him. We chatted. I learned about his book and bought a copy and the next thing you know I’m barefoot on a swing at the beach.That’s a pretty cool bread crumb.

The book deserves a kagillion gold stars. Buy it – you might love it.