This Thursday, October 10th, is the first official #LiveFully day.
Well, the logic is pretty simple. The Bible verse that inspires #LiveFully comes from the words of Jesus in John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
So it made sense that the date 10-10 would be a great one to celebrate the full, abundant life that Jesus offers and gives to his followers.
Although we have big dreams for what this annual celebration could become, this year we are starting very simple. It begins with the question,
“What does living fully look like for you?”
We want to know what the answer to that question is.
But here’s the thing. We want to see it in 15 seconds. Yep, that’s it.
To celebrate #LiveFully day, we are holding an Instagram Video Contest. We want you, your family and friends to capture what living fully looks like through 15 second videos on Instagram.
What should the video be like?
Given that brief amount of time, these videos will obviously be short and sweet. We aren’t expecting Oscar-level quality. We just want to see you living fully. This could mean doing what you love, laughing, eating, or adventuring (that’s not a word but you know what I mean).
These videos are meant to be fun, and the more creative the better! Although I consider this more of a celebration than a contest, we will be selecting our favorite video and the winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift card.
So how do you “submit” your video?
Oh that’s simple. Just capture it on Instagram and put it up with the hashtag “#LiveFully”
My wife Erin already submitted one last night as an example. (she’s known as @eburchik and pretty amazing so feel free to check it out).
Submit as many Instavids as you’d like, just make sure you get them in by this Thursday and that they have the #LiveFully hashtag so we can find them. We will select the winner and announce it this Friday, October 11th.
Have fun with this, and don’t let fear keep you from submitting a video. Anyone can do it! (assuming they have Instagram of course. If not, well, I guess they can’t.)
PS – What I’m most excited about is that after all videos are in, we are going to bring them together for one huge #LiveFully montage video. Combining all (or as many as we can) of your unique expressions of living fully into one video is going to be awesome, and we will share that with all of you.