I Believe in the "People Do" Movement


Some mornings Greg and I like to take our coffees (or tea) and sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet of our back deck. One morning we were doing just that.

We were sipping hot drinks and talking about what kind of life we would like to have. What goals we wanted to accomplish. Where we would like to live someday. What we would like to be doing 6 months from now, a year from now, 5 years from now. What things we could do to get us there.

We were dreaming. Big dreams. What seemed like impossible dreams. And Greg said something that resonated with me. And that was “People do”.  People do live their dreams.

Yes, they do! So why not us? We could do that too! Because people do!

People do. It’s become my mantra.


I told Greg I was starting a “People Do” Movement. Because I’ve heard other people talking about the things they want to do too. From friends, family, co-workers, people in the news, in magazines, on tv, the computer , the radio….and why not, why don’t people do want they want to do, live the life they’ve imagined, what’s stopping them? As I see it, only themselves.

The “People Do” Movement believes in possibility….because people do.

So here goes…

I, Lindy Gruger Hanson, hereby declare and support the PEOPLE DO Movement.

The “People Do” Manifesto

I believe people do live their dreams. People do accomplish their goals. People do live the life they’ve imagined. I make room for possibility.  I will manifest my wishes, hopes and dreams and make the life that I have always wanted for myself.

People do make a living from their art. People do ride their bikes to work. People do heal from illness. People do own successful businesses. People do shop locally. People do recycle. People do live in funky, cool houses. People do live off the grid. People do use solar power. People do drive electric cars. People do honor diversity. People do seek community. People do have daycare at work. People do live in sunshine, on the beach. People do build mobiles, tree houses, outdoor showers, green houses and huge gardens. People do job share. People do have babies after 40. People do wear sandals everyday. People do read the written word. People do save for a rainy day. People do make a difference. People do envision alternatives. People do exercise daily. People do love the earth. People do lose weight and get in shape. People do adopt change. People do teach by example. People do learn new talents. People do believe in affordable health care. People do change careers. People do travel globally. People do speak 5 languages. People do believe anything is possible. People do support the PEOPLE DO Movement.

If you can dream it, believe it because PEOPLE DO!


I made this People Do print for Greg and now you can get one too.
It’s in my Etsy Shop>

Next time you’re thinking of something you would like to do. And that little voice in the back of your head tells you that you can’t, that you shouldn’t, you don’t deserve it, you’re not good enough to, strong enough or have the resources, or the ability, the talent….well, hush that voice because you CAN do it! You can accomplish what you want!

You know that people do! So why don’t you be one of them?

Why not you? Just say to yourself, People do! And then believe it!

Oh, happy day! People do! I just love saying it.

Talk to me of possibilities. Your “people do’s”.

And I leave you with this quote.

“Far better it is to dare mighty things…”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Dream big!  🙂

7 thoughts on “I Believe in the "People Do" Movement

  • October 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I decided to visit your blog with my morning coffee today and let me tell you- I loved being in your world ! This is a powerful post Lindy and I believe people do too!! I have been saying to myself lately ” What if…What if..What if” and following it with a positive belief. “What if this ‘insert best case scenario’ was happening now? Good stuff. Hope you and Greg are having a fabulous road trip!! xo

  • September 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Yes, yay! for doing the things you love to do. I love that people do! I get inspired by both of you doing what you love. Keep it up!

  • September 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to answer – but

    People DO get published. And people DO get to have horses – just because they decide it’s finally time.


  • September 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for bringing this internet site on the internet, my daily life is far better now. 🙂

  • September 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    YAY!!! I love this so much, Lindy! People do take flying lessons at 53 years of age! That’s me!

    I am so happy to see this blog post. You go girl!!!

  • September 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Hi, I do not normally post feedback on web, as I prefer to read only. However I find the post that you have written earlier has very insightful information, and I discover it very informational. I was searching on Google for set goals information & discovered your wonderful article. I would like to add: if you need to get a push to get to your ambitions, Ensure that friends around you know about your current personal development goals so that there’s public power on you on a consistent basis. Reporting to them could make you think a lot about letting go of your goal setting. Many individuals do not ever set out to accomplish their objectives, or never set their own goals to begin with, mainly because they have got a fear of disappointment or rejection. Possibly they don’t actually feel that they can easily accomplish this, or perhaps they mistakenly believe that if they simply tell themselves what they wish plenty of times, their goals will be achieved. Could you post something the same unique on goal setting? Thank you. ~ Adalberto Hampon


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I am luv enabled.