Ice Breaker – Valentine’s Day / Your Own Day

Ice Breaker

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

Valentine is the last name of someone in my office.  Whenever I see him, I say “Hey, it’s the guy with his own day!”  We typically banter back and forth joking around about what a “Stolpe Day” might look like.  So today’s question is so much about Valentine’s Day as it is about you.

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Question:  How would we celebrate a day named after you?

My Answer:  What would Stolpe Day look like?  Hmmm….

I think Stolpe Day would start out with some physical stretching – just to get loosened up for a fun and busy day.  The rest of the day would be about stretching in other ways – primarily by serving others.  Stolpe Day would be a day marked by getting outside your comfort zone to help someone else.  At the end of the day, people would gather with others to enjoy a delicious dinner and fellowship around the table.  Throughout the evening celebration, people would share stories from their day of serving.  Each person would explain how they were stretched by their experiences.  Before the celebration ended, everyone would enjoy a big dish of ice cream.  You can’t have Stolpe Day without ice cream!

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