As a family, couple or with a group of friends and neighbors, take time today to write a list of things you can do together or individually during the summer. This is your Do Something list. Here’s how it works. For each of the topics below, write what you can do. Here are some examples. Feel free to add your own ideas and share with FPC.
Do something adventurous: Take a hike at a local or state park, go horseback riding at Knox Farms.
Do something intelligent: Visit your local library, read a novel by an author new to you, go to any one of the city’s great museum, take a tour with Explore Buffalo, take a drive to the Chautauqua Institution.
Do something kind: Mow your elderly neighbor’s lawn or bring in your neighbor’s garbage can (and don’t tell them!)
Do something silly: Play dress up with your friends and go out for ice cream.
Do something new: Go birdwatching or see one of this summer’s Shakespeare in Delaware Park productions
Do something early: Watch the sun rise.
Do something late: Watch the sun set over Lake Erie.
Do something creative: Learn to play the ukulele or pull together a notebook of your doodlings.
Do something scientific: Visit the Science Museum and ask lots of questions.
Do something green: Recycle old batteries lying in the kitchen drawer, start a compost pile, visit your local farmers market.
Do something old-fashioned: Write a letter on paper to a friend or relative.
Once you have your ideas on paper, you’re ready to get moving. Live life to the fullest! Be active. Do something good for your family, for others, and for your community. This summer, love in a big world!
Learn about all the summer happenings at First Church in the new issue of Light from the Tower.