This is great (Taken with Instagram)
Another fantastic dinner at the lovely Cassandra DeHaro’s (Taken with Instagram)
Bonus to leaving for work at 5 am. Pretty sunrises. (Taken with Instagram)
I’ve never heard the original version of this song, but my guess is that I would like this cover much better anyway. I love it.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -Plato
Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. — Unknown
Day 7. I’m keeping it simple today. When I originally decided to do a post everyday for a week about a favorite thing I intended for them to be short, simple little things like it is today. However, if you know me, you know I love to talk about things in-depth and analyze every experience…so I’m sure you’re not surprised about my recent posts.
One of my favorite thing is finishing a book. When I was in school I neglected reading books for fun (not that academic books aren’t fun). I would always buy them with the intentions of reading them and then they would end up sitting on my bookshelf for months and months. Since graduating, I have had the opportunity to read a lot. In the past month I have read a few novels and a couple of books about the American society.
I love the moment when you read the last sentence and close the book. It’s an unusual kind of accomplishment. Spending time in another’s world or exploring the ideas and perspectives that belong to someone else is such an enlightening experience. After closing a book for the final time I like to sit for a bit and reflect upon the book. Take time to analyze it, reflect upon the ideas conveyed, and come to terms with my reaction to the book.
Day 6. If you look back at my past blog posts you will see the link to a documentary I recently watched called I Can Be President: A Kid’s Eye View. This documentary really exemplifies how profound children can be and how their unique outlooks on life can and should be something we all should aspire to.
Today’s favorite is having conversations with children. I love that when speaking to a child, there is always a natural, impulsive, response given but it comes off being so thoughtful. To a child, the world they live in is full of magic and miracles, something as adults we often lose sight of. I am always surprised by how much I learn about the world through speaking with children. They are amazingly observant and perceptive to their surroundings. They question things and see beauty and positivity in all.
At the same time, children are very egotistical, in a good sense. They are wrapped up in their own, what seems to be perfect, little world…oblivious to the problems and prejudices around them.
Life is not easy, we all know that; but does it have to be as difficult as we make it? Why can’t we all see the world as children again, as a magical place full of possibilities, opportunities, and love? I encourage you all (and myself :) ) to be more observant of the people and things around you, to find beauty and love in the world, to question things, and to focus on your own personal growth.
I was just sitting at Jules working on some applications when a woman and her friend came in to find a man who apparently recently found her cell phone. It was obvious how relieved she was that he found her phone and I imagine, based upon the way she talking to him, that losing it had made her quite anxious. After she thanked him for getting her phone back to her she offered him a $20 bill, which he immediately declined. This man could have easily taken the phone into the nearest business, pass the phone along to someone else, and save himself some time, not to mention accept the money she offered. Instead he took the extra step and got a hold of her by going through her contacts so she could pick it up without scavenging around for it longer than she had to. This is exactly what I was talking about in my post on Thursday…I love people.