HAPPY HUBS MONTH

CHALLENGES FOR HUBS MONTH

Challenges always mean "work."
Challenges always mean "work."
Reaching for the Moon is only a start!
Reaching for the Moon is only a start!
Yep, some challenges are in the stopping!
Yep, some challenges are in the stopping!
It's always a challenge getting beyond burn out
It's always a challenge getting beyond burn out
Sometimes, death is incredibly golden
Sometimes, death is incredibly golden
Of course there are mountains to climb, but often they are very inviting
Of course there are mountains to climb, but often they are very inviting
From out of the darkness, comes incredible sweetness.  Can you SEE that paradox?
From out of the darkness, comes incredible sweetness. Can you SEE that paradox?
There will always be oceans to traverse
There will always be oceans to traverse
And the sky blue pink to remind us of what is behind and what is ahead
And the sky blue pink to remind us of what is behind and what is ahead
Sometimes we just need to take a big breath and be a kid again!
Sometimes we just need to take a big breath and be a kid again!
And sometimes just be who we are, no matter how small or big
And sometimes just be who we are, no matter how small or big
Sometimes, like Stanley, we take a break from our challenges and sit on the couch for a little therapy (healing)
Sometimes, like Stanley, we take a break from our challenges and sit on the couch for a little therapy (healing)
So take the leap and celebrate the Holiday of HUBS
So take the leap and celebrate the Holiday of HUBS
Take a chance and believe in everyone.
Take a chance and believe in everyone.

A HOLIDAY FOR HUBBERS

 There are many celebrations on the horizon in the coming month of December. All the various holidays seem to have some themes in common. Many, but not all, celebrate the memory of some significant person. All seem to celebrate similar themes: anticipation and hope; death, rebirth and renewal; reparation and healing; darkness and light, sun and moon, night and day; giving and receiving (not taking); family and culture; fasting and celebration; and a universal search for Truth. Even those who make it a point not to celebrate are in search of the Truth!

Truth. We can get very lost in that search and even go to war over truth. Ugh! How can that be?

My humble perspective is that the way to the Truth is through the practice of humility. So what is humility? My sweetie pie reminds me over and over that I don‘t got it! So perhaps I am not the person qualified to even attempt an answer. But what the heck! I’ll humbly give it a shot! And I’ll keep it humbly simple.

Perhaps humility is acknowledging that my sweetie pie is absolutely correct. I don’t got it! Beyond this personal context, perhaps humility is simply knowing that one is not IT or ALL there is. Perhaps humility is recognizing that one is very small in comparison to the universe. Humility is not to deny one’s importance in the big scheme of things, but rather to recognize one’s unimportance in the big scheme of things. How’s that for paradox?

Is anyone still reading?

So, the whole purpose of this hub is to suggest that we create yet another holiday that all of us Hubbers could celebrate together regardless of what other holidays we celebrate during this time of year, and OF COURSE, any NON-HUBBERS could join in the celebration. We could get complicated and dangerous and unwittingly prejudiced and call this celebration Hubsmas or Hubskah or Hubsanza or Hubslam, but then we’d surely lose our inclusiveness.

So it will simply be the celebration of HUBS!

I came up with some suggestions for what HUBS stands for.

H is for Holiday

U is for Universal

B is for Brotherhood

S is for Sisterhood

And I am suggesting we celebrate HUBS during the entire month of December! So Hubs month is the month of the year we celebrate our universal brotherhood and sisterhood which would include all the aliens out there beyond the universe as we know it today!

I thought I could propose thirty one hubs, one per day, which would put out into the universe my personal challenges for the HUBS month celebration. You are ever so welcomed to adopt my challenges as your very own. OR, you could come up with your own. And it would not matter if your personal challenges were similar or very different from mine. The thirty one challenges would by yours. Imagine, if each hubber came up with thirty one personal challenges. It would certainly trigger a critical mass event and maybe the end of the world as we know it.

VRBMFT’S HUBS MONTH CHALLENGES

CHALLENGE 1. GROW UP

CHALLENGE 2. GROW OLD

CHALLENGE 3. BE A KID

CHALLENGE 4. LAUGH

CHALLENGE 5. GRIEVE

CHALLENGE 6. GIVE

CHALLENGE 7. RECEIVE

CHALLENGE 8. FORGIVE

CHALLENGE 9. HEAL AND BE HEALED

CHALLENGE 10. MAKE PEACE

CHALLENGE 11. END MY WARS

CHALLENGE 12. OPEN MY HEART

CHALLENGE 13. PUT MY ARM AROUND SOMEONE I LOVE

CHALLENGE 14. FAST

CHALLENGE 15. LOSE WEIGHT

CHALLENGE 16. GAIN WEIGHT

CHALLENGE 17. EXPLORE

CHALLENGE 18. QUESTION

CHALLENGE 19. ANSWER

CHALLENGE 20. BELIEVE IN EVERYONE

CHALLENGE 21. PRAY

CHALLENGE 22. GIVE GIFTS

CHALLENGE 23. CLEAN HOUSE

CHALLENGE 24. DO THE YARD

CHALLENGE 25. MAKE LOVE

CHALLENGE 26. HAVE CHILDREN

CHALLENGE 27. LET GO TOTALLY

CHALLENGE 28. SAY HELLO

CHALLENGE 29. SAY GOOD BYE

CHALLENGE 30. WELCOME

CHALLENGE 31, CELEBRATE A NEW YEAR

So those are my challenges for myself and anyone else who wants to adopt them. Or, again, you can come up with your own. I am looking forward to sharing with you each day, one of my thirty one challenges, and what it means for me.

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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

wonderful idea-great hub.


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Cathy 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

Very heart warming again vrbmft! I will spend today doing my laundry and thinking about taking on the Happy Hub challenge. Thanks for sharing your upness :)I needed that!


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vrbmft 7 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

itakins and Cathy

Thanks for your comments. I posted the first challenge today. I guess I should have waited till December 01! Anywho happy hubing and laundrying which can be its own challenge


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David R Bradley 7 years ago from The Active Side of Infinity

This will make for good daily reading. This can be like my advent calendar. Good Luck!


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vrbmft 7 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

Hey, I am so glad you mentioned the Advent Calendar. That is exactly what I had in mind when I thought about this series!! Wow! Like minds or what? In fact, I saw Advent calendars on sale the other day, something like two for $10, and I almost bought two just for the heck of it. Can't remember now, where I saw those. I think in Cabazon at the outlets. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment. I also think of this series as similar to your daily affirmations and I think they inspired this.

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