I just finished reading Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story.
In it, he talks about his friend, Bob. Bob has done a lot of cool things all over the world. One year, while sitting around on New Year’s Day and thinking about how bored they were, his family decided that they would do a parade. They wanted to include the neighborhood. So, they went to their neighbors and told them of their plan. Only, there was a catch. This wasn’t a parade to watch. They wanted everyone to be in and no one to sit and watch it. Crazy, right? Well, they have been doing it for years now and it’s a huge deal. People plan their vacations around it. They fly home from other parts of the country to participate. Some years they choose a woman from a local retirement center to be their “queen” and this year they brought a young boy from Uganda to be the Grand Marshall.
Bob says this is this is the way to do life: Everybody is in it. Nobody is watching.
I can’t wait to read Bob’s book!