Thursday, June 24, 2010

Awareness Test...

First, watch this video. Just follow the directions from the narrarator.

So, did you see the "moonwalking bear" the first time. I was clueless -- i did not see it and could not believe i had missed it. And that is the point of the video. We see what we are looking for...or another way to say it is that we see what we want to see.

Which brings me to the question: What are you looking for? Who are you looking for?
Do you only have eyes for the things you want to see or are you aware of all that is around you?

What about the things that desperately need to be seen but are missed not just by you but by many others. And instead of "things" insert "people." Are there people out "there" that need someone to notice them because they are hurting?

Now when i go back and watch the "Moonwalking Bear" video i can't NOT see the bear. It is impossible. So, if you start looking for these people & things -- you will start to see them. There is no way that you won't see them.

Make yourself aware. Make yourself mindful.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Quotes 'R Us...

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If you are ever in need of a good quote this website that my wife, Emily, found and tipped me off to will help -- World of Inspiration. It is very simple and very easy to use. You just go there and then select a subject you are interested in on the right side. The site then pulls up many quotes along that topic.

I'm big on quotes so this site is something i like to use frequently. Plus, when you are looking for just the right thing to say -- why not enlist the help of someone that has probably already said it. Enjoy.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Awesome things...

Recently my wife Emily stumbled upon this website titled "1000 Awesome Things" based on the book called "The Book of Awesome." I am happy to recommend & endorse this site/book because of their efforts to impact culture in a positive way. The content can be kind of cliche and similar to a lot of "list" type things out there -- but you know what it brings me joy. And because of that i enjoy hitting the website from time to time just to be reminded of "awesome" stuff.

Its always a good thing to be reminded of things that bring us joy. I mean who doesn't want a pick-me-up when you need it. Check it out -- you'll be glad you did and better off for it too.
I give this website & book my...