18 Aug THINK BIGGER with your family!
You know that I love to help individuals and organizations to think bigger and dream bigger!
Since I always try to practice what I preach… we applied some of our “THINKING BIGGER” strategies to the Matthews family vacation this year.
So, here are some of the questions we asked ourselves as we were getting ready to go:
What small but significant things could we do to make this experience extra memorable?
We also asked a two-part question…
What are some things we love to do right now?
How could we weave those things into our vacation?
We already knew that we were going to simplify this year and head to a cabin in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota… but as we pondered these questions… we came up with a fun (somewhat goofy) family project.
See… our boys currently love Lego. My wife loves photography. And I’m kind of turning into a bit of a history dork.
So, we combine these things.
Our boys made a “Lego family” of us. Then we agreed to take that Lego family with us wherever we went and the boys would help us to take photos of the “Lego Matthews” doing the stuff we were doing. And… I’d geek out on the history of each place.
So… welcome to some of our “Lego Family Vacation” album! See if you can figure out who is who…
Lego Matthews on their way to South Dakota! Lego Matthews boys climbing! Can you see the Lego Matthews? If you look really close you can see the Lego Dad geeking out about Mt. Rushmore! Lego Matthews exploring the Badlands!
As you can imagine… we had a lot of fun setting up these shots.
Plus, we had fun getting similar shots of THE REAL Matthews clan in each of these settings. It became a fun… simple… family project that didn’t cost a cent… but sure made the trip more memorable!
(By the way, Melissa my wife also took some AMAZING shots that didn’t involve Lego at all… and I geeked out all over the place with history… but these pics LEGO pics were a lot more fun to share!)
So… as the summer is wrapping up… it might be too late to apply these kinds of questions to this year’s family vacation. BUT what if you applied them to something else?
How could you apply them to…
- The school year?
- An upcoming weekend with friends?
- A forthcoming business trip?
- A biz meeting for your organization?
- A family reunion?
Give ’em a try. And heck, add some of your own questions. Then let us know how it goes! We’d love to hear about it… and maybe get some photos to add to the THINKING BIGGER… DREAMING BIGGER… photo album!
Keep dreaming BIG and helping others (including your family) to do the same,