Standing in front of the Friends apartment building in New York City.
For a few minutes each Tuesday, our directive is to do the next right thing, not to think about doing the next right thing. Of course thinking is a part of doing. But they at least have to work together to bring about meaningful change.
We practice what we want to improve and certain things lend themselves well to our idea of practice – playing piano or a team sport, learning to paint, draw, dance or sing. In elementary school we practiced math problems, cursive letters, how to share our toys.
As adults, we may still practice some of those things, but we also practice in more nuanced ways, things that have to do with our faith, our identity, and our relationships.
Links + Resources From This Episode:
- Troublemaker, a memoir by Leah Remini
- Andrew Peterson and The Rabbit Room
- The Rabbit Room’s conference Hutchmoot
- The High Five, a 3 minute documentary about Andy Gullahorn and Gabe Scott’s practice of meeting each other for a simple high five
- Shirt of Flame by Heather King
- Grab a copy of my book, The Next Right Thing
- Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman
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