Day 5 – Christmas Thinkbility Challenge

Gold Rings signify a Promise – the promise not to court anyone else.

On the Fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Five Gold Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.


Take the symbol of Gold Rings from the carol The Twelve days of Christmas and insert a new word such as “Worm” into the rings.

See if you can develop or invent something that would be useful to have during the Festive season. Or something that can make an impact upon how you, your family or the world celebrate the Festive Season.

A worm compost system. . .


Photo: Nick Hobgood

Christmas tree worms may look small and insignificant beside an actual Christmas tree. Yet they have a stunning beauty that offers a priceless gift. This is an wonderful example of our relationship with the sea, the natural and the social world.

Thus, inserting a new word can spark ideas that can be further explored. Like in this case, our ideas may jump into exploring things that we value.

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” Dr Seuss

Also, you can extend the concept of a Promise to signify a Promise between several people. You can think about ideas that can be used in your family during the Festive Season or your work place.

Often, politicians make promises that they do not keep.

Can you invent something to make them take responsibility?

You can think of 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.


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