As we head into the dog days of summer, why not give our minds something to chew on?
Pick something to memorize. Try memorizing something long. Something formidable. Something mega. (challenge yourself relative to what you’ve tackled in the past.) It could be poetry, a famous speech, or a passage of Scripture.
Announce it on your blog or in the comments of this post whenever you like. If you find out about MMM late or forget about it until halfway through the month, no problem. Jump in and do what you can in the time that remains.
Nobody is judging how well we complete this month-long memory project—it simply provides public accountability. Don’t let the word “mega” discourage you from participating. Participate even if your selection is modest. In fact, my own might be pretty puny compared to those of some mega-memorizers. The bottom line is that we will be better for it. So jump in and join the carnival, whether you chip away at something short or long. ...Let’s take a risk. Stretch ourselves. ...Our minds can hold more than we think they can.