It's Monday and Its Time to Live a Little - Idea #8 Take a Hint from the Blue Man Group

I had no idea that the Blue Man Group had a message behind their performance

Last week I had the pleasure of chaperoning for my daughter's 6th grade class as they attended a special showing of the Blue Man Group at Universal Studios Orlando.  If you are not familiar with the Blue Man Group, they are a group of 3 performance artists who started out in NYC by inviting friends and neighbors into their home to watch them perform skits that ignited conversation about current affairs and happenings in their community.

The Blue Men make instruments that cannot be played alone, they require all three of them to work together to make them work

Their home soon became too small and they moved into a theater and eventually became headliners in Las Vegas and went on to have shows all over the world. They do wild things with paint, music, lighting and props that I really cannot explain with words.  All I can say is that their shows are interactive and amazing and last week's show was a reminder to unplug from technology and plug into your community through shared experiences.

Today's Live a Little is based on the Blue Man Group and their reminder about the importance of plugging into your community.  

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

To really live life to the fullest, connecting face to face with the people in your community through shared experiences, will serve to enrich your life by giving you more meaning and purpose.

 “...A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must give it this soul.”  - Pope John Paul II 

Finding meaning through connecting with your community is really very easy.  All it takes is putting down your iPhone, unplugging your computer and taking part in community activities.  Take your kids to the local clean-up day at the park, head out to listen to a new band that is playing in the park at dusk or pick up dinner at the Food Truck Festival and you will feel a part of your community and have a lot of fun.  

There are opportunities to take part in activities in even the smallest of communities and you will meet people and make connections that are an important part of creating a life well lived. 

Unplug and connect with those around you in face to face interactions

You don't  have to have a lot of money, time or klout to be a part of your community, but I promise it will make you feel like a million bucks. 

Join Us to Live a Little

In case you missed it, On Mondays I will be linking up with an amazing group of women bloggers from the Skimbaco community. We will be offering up ideas on finding fulfillment in life right now through the little things to make the most out of each and every day.

Have a blog? Love to have you link up and join us in this Live a Little blog hop!! Sometime this week, write a post about how you Live a Little then link up using the Linky below and get the code yourself to put on your blog.   If you would like to add a Live a Little banner, you can find those here.

P.S.- Have you heard about The Green PolkaDot Box! Recently launched with over 12,000 members and backed by the Organic Consumer's Association, you can easily buy NonGMO organic groceries, including Harvest Fresh Organic produce, at wholesale pricing online.  It's like a Sam's club but focused on products for green, healthy living!!  You can even shop by dietary restrictions like gluten free, vegan or diabetic and it all comes right to your front door. I love it.

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