This week, I’m giving away a brand new hardback copy of Barbara Ann Kipfer‘s latest book, 1,001 Ways to Live WILD. Barbara is the author of sixty books, including the mega-bestseller 14,000 Things to Be Happy About.
This 384-page book ($19.95, published by National Geographic) is a feast for the senses, from its pretty cover to the colorful borders to its delicate, nature-inspired illustrations. The pages are filled with a trove of creative ideas to help us experience more adventure in our everyday lives.
I don’t know about you, but I could definitely stand to get a little more WILD.
Some of Barbara’s suggestions are fun and whimsical:
159. Tour an airplane factory.
508. Learn how to spin a basketball on your finger.
766. Hug a tree and a person today.
Some of her ideas might require a little more planning:
234. Take a ride in a vintage biplane.
451. Sleep in a castle for a night.
852. Lounge around a thermal pool under the midnight sun in Iceland.
Some of her tips are challenging and thought-provoking:
315. Leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
664. Live and act from the understanding that all things change.
930. Watching wildlife can reawaken senses dulled by the man-made world.
Woven among the tips are inspirational quotes (“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” – Scandinavian proverb) and short lists like “Natural Phenomena to Go Wild For” (Aurora borealis and volcanic lightning, for example).
If you open a random page of this book, you can’t help but be inspired to try something new and bring a little adventure into your life. This pretty volume would make a wonderful gift for just about anyone, from a newlywed couple to a recent retiree to a graduating senior.
To enter the drawing to win your own copy of 1,001 Ways to Live WILD, just answer this question in the Comments section of this post:
What’s one wild thing you’ve always wanted to do?
Whether you long to dye your hair purple or yodel from the top of the Swiss Alps or learn how to play the electric guitar, we all want to hear your wild bucket list ideas!
The drawing is open to readers in the U.S. who reply between now and Thursday, May 5 at midnight MST. I’ll do a random drawing and announce the winner the following day.
As for me, I’m going to try practicing Barbara’s tip #394 today:
“Live in a simple, direct way, without cluttering your mind with hatred, judgment, worry, doubt, or want. Choose the experience of genuine happiness.”
Hugs and happy simple living,