While I am talking treats... imagine our surprise when we entered our rooms to find four gift bags sitting on our desk! In true HLA form, these thoughtful random acts of kindness were left anonymously. Only a note was enclosed in each bag reading, "Thanks for sharing with us." So, whoever you are... thank you for sharing with US.
Now to the blue hat.
Turns out the blue hat is responsible for thinking about thinking. Perfect for me, as I am one of the "those" people who thinks about what I'm going to think about while doing things such as showering, driving to work, or falling asleep a night.
Here's what I think about thinking.
I think we've come a long way.
We started out the week sharing factual information (white hat) about blogs, about Highlowaha, and about our blog readers. Then we got emotional (red hat). Readers freely shared what they liked and didn't like about the five tag lines displayed in Tuesday's post. Wednesday it was cloudy with black skies. It was our day to share our concerns and cautions about each of the five tag lines (black hat). Three tag lines survived black hat thinking, along with the resurgence of two oldies but goodies ("We Saved You A Seat" and "Where Creativity and Community Meet"). The sun came out on Thursday and nothing but hope and possibilities were shared (yellow hat).
Friday we started off by declaring the concept of the neighborhood the overriding favorite. Yesterday's Green Hat question...
Neighborhood + "We Saved You A Seat"
"Where Creativity and Commu
nity Meet" = ???????????
Many of you were generous enough to share an idea or two.
Today I will coordinate our thinking by trying this Blue-Hat experiment. The first person to post must give us a White Hat (factual) thought. The second person of the day will share a red (emotional) thought about whatever was said. Third person... a black (cautious) thought about whatever the red hat said. The fourth person will counter the Black Hat with his/her Yellow Hat (positive) thinking. The fifth person will finish it off with Green Hat (creative/idea generating) thinking.
Once we get through the cycle, we'll start over again. White, red, black, yellow, and green.
How about we set a goal of getting through the cycle at least once? Twice makes me smile even bigger!
Signing off until Monday!