Nature never ceases to amaze: In this video you can watch butterflies and bees drinking turtle tears in the Peruvian Amazon.
“The most radical act we can take is to make a commitment to a particular thing. … Pick a damn movie and see it all the way through.” – Pete Davis.
“A hundred times I have thought: New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe.”
— Le Corbusier
“The more practice you give your brain at feeling and expressing gratitude, the more it adapts to this mind-set — you could even think of your brain as having a sort of gratitude “muscle” that can be exercised and strengthened. If this is right, the more of an effort you make to feel gratitude one day, the more the feeling will come to you spontaneously in the future. It also potentially helps explain another established finding, that gratitude can spiral: The more thankful we feel, the more likely we are to act pro-socially toward others, causing them to feel grateful and setting up a beautiful virtuous cascade.”
– Christian Jarrett
Found in this article: Sense of Appreciation Is the Single Most Sustainable Motivator at Work
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Love this convertible, paper bag inspired Tote/Backpack designed by my friend Dave Ortiz for TIMBUK2. It’s two bags in one – exterior tote coupled with an interior drawcord backpack. Smart.
This Beetle Puzzle by DOIY is stunning. Comes with a adhesive sheets to stick the puzzle pieces together to frame or display as art at the end.
I love this t-shirt by James Victore: “The things that made you weird as a kid – make you great today!”
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust
“Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement, and will do more for you than just about anything.”
The Power of Positive People, by Tara Parker-Pope
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Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.
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Ode to Things is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. The creators of this New-England based shop believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection.
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“Recycling plastic is to saving the Earth what hammering a nail is to halting a falling skyscraper. You struggle to find a place to do it and feel pleased when you succeed. But your effort is wholly inadequate and distracts from the real problem of why the building is collapsing in the first place. The real problem is that single-use plastic—the very idea of producing plastic items like grocery bags, which we use for an average of 12 minutes but can persist in the environment for half a millennium—is an incredibly reckless abuse of technology.”