Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you
― Rasheed Ogunlaru
Since the very beginning when the whole G and T world started the idea of having Meetup groups was always on the table. For those of you who don’t know Meetup its an online site that serves the entire country. It’s a way for people with like minded interests to – well – meet up.
You can find transgender, sci fi loving, gluten-free, Buddhist, French Bull dog owners who want to snowboard. You can. I think. If not, start a group like that and I promise someone will show up.
But I always knew that Meetup was the perfect way for G and T followers to get together and share their experiences, their journeys and work with the principles of the book on whatever they needed to.
Paul and I want the groups to be safe and welcoming. People need to be open and non-judgmental, yet honest when the situation arises.
They are not unlike recovery meetings in some ways. We don’t know yet what they are like as we are having the first one this weekend in New York. Paul and I are running the first meeting. Please don’t laugh the meet up is at The Bourbon Coffee. It’s not a bar. It was the one coffee house I could find with really large tables.
After New York, we will be moving on to LA and then we want to branch out all over the country. Steppie Royes has volunteered to start the New Orleans group. Bryan Castner, did you not say you would run Arizona? If not will you? Michele – you up for Queens? Vic – Chicago? Robin?
I mean it, if any of you are interested in starting a group in your area let us know. I will walk you through it and it gets set up through our Meetup site. We will Skype into meetings in the beginning if you want us to. And we promise to show up in person if we are in your neck of the woods. And you know we will. Cause that is the way we roll.
In the meantime if you are in the Tri-State area this weekend and want to spend two hours discussing Gratitude and Trust with Paul and myself we will be at the Bourbon Coffee on 14th Street. You need to RSVP through Meetup.
We are really excited by the idea of these meetings. It’s such an organic and natural next step in our outreach. Not to mention a great way for all of you to meet each other and make new friends who share the common goal of wanting to use the Six Affirmations and live their lives in Gratitude and Trust.
It’s been two years since we launched this site. It’s been almost six months since the book came out. It’s time to MEETUP!