Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Spreading kindness

Someone was kind enough to compile a website on ways to spread kindness- links, stories and ideas. Check it out!


Friday, January 16, 2009

365 Days of Grace

Schmutzie devised this awesome thing called Grace in Small Things.

The basic premise is pretty easy to follow: For 365 days, come up with a short list (Schmutzie chose five) of small things that have graced your life. It could be anything, and you're encouraged to think of the small ones you might otherwise miss.

More on it at Schmutzie's Milkmoney or Not.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Choosing to be happy.

It can be really easy for me to sabotage my own happiness. My current employment contract is expiring at the end of March, and I have no confidence I will be employed by the same employer come April. A similar job opened up with another employer, so I applied for it, had the interview, and am waiting for the response.

Now, there are aspects to this other job which make it less desirable than my current job. On the other hand, my current job may not be my current job much longer.

Instead of being happy that I am gainfully employed, or happy that I may have options to continue to be gainfully employed in postions where I can value what I am doing, I am tearing myself up with trying to decide what I should do, what I really want to do, if I am even presented with a choice.

Today, I Stumbled across a video on this sort of subject that was really worth watching. I hope you find it meaningful.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

International Day of Kindness

International Day of Kindness is coming up next Monday.

There was a duo of fellows through the province a few years ago who were touring across Canada performing (and encouraging others to perform) Random Acts of Kindness.

A big part of performing kindnesses is doing so without the expectation of recognition.


Random Acts of Kindness.
Plug a meter when you're walking downtown.
Buy a coffee for the next person in line.
Let someone in in traffic. In fact, let *many* people in.
Offer someone a lift.
Say you're sorry.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boom De Ya Da!

This is the sort of thing I'm talking about! The Discovery Channel is challenging all fans of this world to create their own "Boom De Ya Da" video to share their passions with others. What a great idea!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Quotable quotes

Sayings and slogans that stick in the mind are useful weapons in a memetic war. Please add any that you feel go well with the principles of the group. You may also want to use some of these as sig lines, or put them on a t-shirt or bumper sticker. Get the word out!

"The opposite of war isn't peace; it's creation." Rent.

"Hate isn't the opposite of love. Apathy is." Rollo May.

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"Ignorance killed the cat. Curiosity was framed." C.J. Cherryh.

"Truth, joy and hope are among our most powerful weapons. Too often, though, we allow ourselves to be disarmed without making even a token protest."

"Great minds like a think." Anonymous