All Aboard!

Miniature TrainThe great thing about trains is there’s no arbitrary upper limit to the number of cars it can pull. Theoretically, with a strong enough engine and a long enough track, you can keep adding cars to a train forever. That means it’s never too late to hop on!

Officially, there are three, four, five of us on this train, with verbal promises from several more. But words are just words! As Debbi put it when she sent her pic in: Youโ€™re right, having to take a picture and go through the โ€œworkโ€ of sending it to you actually sorta feels like a contract!!! Hopefully it will work!

I think so! It’s this kind of extra commitment, no matter how small, that can sometimes tip the balance. Every single moment of every day is a decision. I talked about this in my Psych Out post a good while back. As you’re wavering in front of a box of cookies, millions of neurons are firing in your brain. A thousand different decision vectors are being added in the blink of an eye. The sum of these vectors dictates whether you will eat the cookies or head off on a brisk walk instead.

This photo—this commitment—is just one of those vectors. It may be weak or strong: I don’t know. But at least it’s there. It’s one more arrow in your quiver and you never know when “one” is what will tip the balance away from the cookies and over toward your goal.

Here’s the train so far. We have a strong engine and an infinite amount of track. It’s never too late to hop on.

Charlie's on Board

Biz is on Board

Debbi's on Board

Tish is on Board

Jo's on Board

Julie's on Board

We’re ready. Are you?

6 Responses to “All Aboard!”

Tish said
August 19, 2010 at 9:03 am

Okay, okay. Convert my verbal promise to a ticket to ride. I just took the pic and I’ll post it on my blog today.

    Charlie said
    August 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    And now it’s here. I’ll keep updating the post as others present their “tickets” to the conductor.

    Remember, there’s strength in numbers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Biz said
August 19, 2010 at 9:20 am

Hooray for Debbi and now Tish! ๐Ÿ˜€

Where the hell is our sister??!!

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Angela Pea said
August 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I’m in! And I’m dragging Charlie H. with me, because that’s my mission in life.

I’ll get a pic soon, which really means as soon as I pry the camera away from Teen Son#1 who imagines himself to be the new Annie Leibovitz, and as soon as I find the cable that Teen Daughter#2 keeps borrowing and forgetting to return to the camera bag, and then just as soon as I can get to my laptop to crop/edit/send.

    Charlie said
    August 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Sounds like it will be here Real Soon Nowโ„ข.