QDQD — Quick Daily Question Delivery

Scared progression into the new

Last night’s thought after reading Shel Silverstein’s “Missing Piece Meets the Big O”. I was in a rhyming mood, so bear with me.

Day in day out, ideas pour from my head,
So many things to explore before I drop dead.
My to-do list is like yours, extensive yet incomplete,
I check one thing off, add four more, zero inbox is quite a feat.
The thing that scares me most can make an above average wave,
I must lead with my heart, lean forward, and be brave.

Here is me being brave.

For the past 50 days, I’ve asked myself and friends a single question a day. I’ve learned a LOT about myself and those around me through a focus on this singular task. With a day full of distractions, it’s nice to talk about something like question #5, Bows and Arrows or question #39, Excavators (#39 was influenced by my son).

This is where the rubber meets the road and the nervous sweats begin. These daily questions are meant to be asked to more than just those in my personal bubble. Because of this, I’ve built a framework around this thing I call qdqd which stands for Quick Daily Question Delivery. By design, I want to give as many people as possible one simple question each day to ponder, answer, and ask each other. I want to help spur conversations, I want to help build understanding, and ultimately, I want to add to our collective empathy. We’ve got a lot to share.

Join me and qdqd:

  • Answer questions with me and become an active Contributor through Patreon (exclusive access to the compiled daily answers)
  • Follow qdqd on Twitter / Blog / Facebook. (You can answer questions there too, but I am only able to tally answers and create responses for the trackable Contributors)
  • Sign Up to get monthly email updates on qdqd

High fives and hugs when I see you next.


Originally published at sheltondavis.com