As I write this I'm sitting in a very humid Auckland city.
My kids are at various friends houses. I am busy getting ready for my classes this weekend in Indonesia.
When you read this, the classes will be over, I'll be overseas. Amazing huh?
And as I write, trying to think about what could shake up our weeks this coming week, I think about a programme I just watched, where a character died. And how that persons husband got comfort from videos and notes he found that his now dead wife had been part of.
The little messages he got from her, allowed him to carry on.
And it got me thinking as thoughts of death often do, and I decided my shake up this week would be about writing a letter to those we love and hiding it somewhere in the house.
They might find it immediately, or not for years. But when they do, then they will get a lovely little surprise from us to them.
It might to be your partner, child, niece/nephew, father/mother, or even a friend.
I don't know what you want to say to your loved ones, but I know you do. And writing it down is often easier to do than saying it.
So my dare to you this week is to write a letter, hide it and then forget about it. If/when it's found then that's cool. And you will enjoy the benefits from it. But in the meantime, it's just a bit of you kept forever.