Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Appreciating the Awesome!

When you (Lord) came down long ago,
you did awesome deeds beyond our
highest expectations.
Isaiah 64:3 (NLV)

Last week, my computer was on life support and on its way to laptop heaven. I generally spend so much time researching, writing or just surfing the web, that I thought I would die after I had hand written everything I possibly could! Forced to find other ways to entertain myself and keep my sanity, I headed to Barnes & Noble on Thursday. There, I stumbled upon a true gem of a book, The Book of Awesome!

The Book of Awesome is dedicated to reminding us that awesome things are all around us - sometimes we just need someone to point them out! After reading through the dozens of circumstances recorded by the book's author, Neil Pasricha, I couldn't help but replace my irritation with not having a computer to pure delight in life's everyday subtle treasures. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Seeing a cop and then realizing you're going the speed limit anyway.
  • High fiving babies - they don't ever leave you hangin'!
  • Being the 1st table to be called up for the dinner buffet at a wedding.


 
  • Finding out your birthday falls on a Friday or Saturday.
  • The Universal Fry-Sharing Policy. (Noones ever mad if you steal a french fry!)
  • The Five Second Rule. (This makes you a law abiding Kitchen Citizen and not disgusting.)
  • When the vending machine gives you two things instead of one! Jackpot!
If you have a moment to pick up this book, trust me, you will not be disappointed! His explanation for why these things are so awesome will literally have you laughing out loud. You can also check out his blog, 1000awesomethings.com, which I discovered today, apparently after about 16 million other people! Its a great introduction to the book!
Keep in mind, we don't remember days; we remember moments. Continue to find ordinary moments each day to turn into awesome memories!
Seek Wisdom, Find Wealth & Be Blessed!

11 comments:

sada said...

不只BLOG內容很棒留言也很精采 XDDDD

Elvis湘均Kasp湘均 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼.................................................................

怡潔怡潔 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.....................................................................

郁雯郁雯 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................

佩璇佩璇 said...

下次再來希望可以看到新的作品喔。............................................................

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

開心不開心都是一天,祝您能夠笑著面對一切!............................................................

萱祥 said...

人生最重要的一件事,就是從生活中認識你自己。............................................................

曾法幸 said...

好熱鬧的部落格 我也支持你繼續加油 好文不寂寞 ^^..................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

要繼續發好文喔^^加油!............................................................

琬安琬安 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

Patrice Cunningham Washington said...

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