Staying Over With Friends We Met On Facebook – IDC #13

February 26, 2012

The I Don’t Care Project = 1 “Uncomfortable Situation” Every Week

We were truly blessed to spend the weekend with some new friends of ours. Steve and Jody Berkey, along with their son Elijah, warmly opened up their home for us and treated us as family.

In the past, Claudia and I would have never even considered driving 4 hours to stay with people we met on Facebook. However, we knew there was something special about Steve and Jody and jumped on their suggestion of a get together.

We’ve realized that when we are proactive in learning, trying new things, and meeting new people, great things often come about.

The Berkeys act on the wisdom of Mother Teresa who said, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

Thank you Steve, Jody, and Elijah!

Read more about the IDC Project
View our completed “uncomfortable situations”

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Alana Mokma February 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Sweet! This is awesome that you actually went forward and did it – especially so quickly! I love meeting new friends on social media.

    P.S. I also like the two blocks you added at the bottom of the page – Michael’s Tweets and Claudia’s Tweets. The blue/purple color is eye catching and it’s an easy way to see where else you hang out. 🙂

    • Reply Claudia Good February 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      We really did Alana!
      AND IT WAS AWESOME!!! We felt so loved, welcomed and encouraged. Plus it was just a huge bonus to get in the car and drive and talk 🙂

      Cheers to new friends!

    • Reply Michael Good February 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Yeah, we came away refreshed and blessed by deeper friendships (not too mention, Steve totally hooked me up with some sweet new website stuff for my business)!

      I was toying with the footer last week. Not sure if I’m settled on it yet… I may tweak it a bit. Thanks for the feedback though!

  • Reply Will Laohoo February 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Sweet! I want to try doing something like this. I’m signed up with couch surfing but haven’t actually done it yet. Now I have extra enthusiasm to go for it!

    • Reply Claudia Good February 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      I had to google couch surfing 🙂 o boy… love it!!!

      Hey send us pictures when you go!

      • Reply Will Laohoo February 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

        Ah yes, pictures. I’m often bad at remembering to take pictures, but I’ll shoot for it!

        • Reply Claudia Good February 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

          Please do! It would be fun to see your adventures 🙂

    • Reply Michael Good February 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Will, you should do it! I know you’d come away richer for it. Where are you going to be traveling to?

      • Reply Will Laohoo February 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

        I want to go to Catalyst Dallas, so maybe there. I do have relatives who live in that area, but they’re about 45 minutes away. It’d be especially awesome to stay with someone who’s also going to Catalyst!

        • Reply Michael Good February 28, 2012 at 6:32 am

          Sweet! I’ve known about Catalyst for a while but haven’t read or listened to hardly any of their stuff. Is it their podcasts that you like?

          • Will Laohoo March 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

            Sorry, the e-mail notification got lost in the wrong e-mail account!

            Yeah, I do enjoy their podcasts, and I’d like to be there to listen to wisdom firsthand and have the chance to meet some of the leaders that are featured!

  • Reply Joe Lalonde February 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome! Glad you had success in this uncomfortable situation! Sounds like you made two new awesome friends.

    • Reply Claudia Good February 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      We did!!!

      Wow, so refreshing to get out of our own circles and expand our horizons! 🙂

  • Reply Kent Julian February 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Great picture!

  • Reply Kent Julian February 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Steve and Jody are great people (I’ve met them). I know you two are great people too (looking forward to meeting you two someday as well).

    • Reply Michael Good February 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Steve and Jody are great, Kent. And yes, looking forward to meeting you too! I know it’ll happen sooner or later.

  • Reply Michael Wright February 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

    We were made for relationship – with God and others. Without them, life is pitiful. With them, life is powerful! Just imagine how many relationships you’ll have 10 years from now! What a rich life.

    • Reply Michael Good February 28, 2012 at 6:37 am

      Hey, thanks for that, Michael. We’re truly grateful for all the people we’ve gotten to know over the last little while.

      That’s a really good point about us being made for relationships. I’m often amazed to what extend we are emotional beings. I think it’s pretty incredible!

    • Reply Claudia Good February 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Thanks for this Michael!

  • Reply Ann J Musico February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am

    That’s beautiful! Not only that they were gracious enough to invite you but that you were courageous enough to go! We all need to live by Mother Teresa’s wisdom – this would be a much nicer place to be!

    • Reply Michael Good March 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

      And we were glad we did! I agree, more people living by Mother Teresa’s wisdom would be a good thing.

  • Reply robclinton February 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Wow, how cool is that!? Nice picture by the way! I’m sure you’ve all planted seeds for great things to come.

    • Reply Michael Good February 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      We really enjoyed hanging out with them and Steve was able to help us a ton with some website and video stuff! They have a pretty sweet video/photo studio in their basement. That’s where the photo was shot.

  • Reply Rob Coburn February 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Michael, great stuff brother. I read your post to my wife and we are considering taking on the project. Glad you met some friends for life. Blessings, @missioncoach

    • Reply Michael Good March 1, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Glad you enjoyed it. We’d like to start featuring other’s IDCs. So, I’d love it if you did something and then shared it in an IDC post! Kind of like a guest post. What do you think?

      • Reply Rob Coburn March 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        Michael I love the idea. Sounds like a ton of people could get involved with this and spark some new realities. After Tue my wife and I will make our list to begin working on. Thanks, @missioncoach

        • Reply Michael Good March 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

          OK Rob, sounds good. I look forward to it!

  • Reply Will Laohoo April 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    What a quote! I wish I could identify with it more, though…

    • Reply Michael Good April 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

      But that’s what we’re working towards, Will. 🙂

  • Reply Why I Went To Colorado, Virginia, And NYCrise365 June 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    […] this when I went to Colorado last fall for a Free Agent Academy event, the time Claudia and I met up with strangers in Virginia we met on Facebook, and when I went to New York City a few weeks ago to meet my friends […]

  • Reply How One Little Decision Dramatically Changed our Lives - rise365 September 3, 2012 at 2:14 am

    […] books, we write down and look up websites when a friend recommends them and we don’t put off meeting new people or calling someone to meet for […]

  • Leave a Reply