I’ve found some interesting posts, videos, and articles lately that have my thinking wheels turning in new directions. I love finding new perspectives and/or being reminded of things I already know and believe! Here are some things worth thinking about:
- Real beauty sketches (Dove)
- 28 ways to stop complicating your life
- Can we bring the holidays down a notch?
- I am the mom on the iPhone
- Everybody could learn from this (a neat basketball moment)
And to finish things off, here’s an excerpt from an email that one of my Dad’s dear friends sent to him after the Boston Marathon bombing. I really appreciated hearing his words of appreciation for the good people of Boston.
My wife and I were just three-quarters of a mile from the Finish Line when the race was stopped by the bombings. The race started out with perfect running temperatures but was colder after Mile 18 because of a cold wind. Many runners were not prepared for that change; you stop a few thousand wet runners in a cold wind and you can have a problem. But instantly there were residents all around taking care of the runners. It was a wonderful and amazing thing to be a part of.
We did not appreciate the extent of the bombings until we got back to our hotel --- about 7 PM because of the delay in getting our clothing and the subways not operating until 6:30.
All in our group were okay; runners were not targets. By contrast with the evil of the bombings themselves, we saw instant and pervasive kindness all around us. The people of Boston have always been noisily kind and we sure saw that. The Police were patient, kind, helpful and instantly super-well organized. We never saw anyone impatient or adding to the problems. Neighbors in the area we were stopped in were quickly out of their houses offering water and clothing and food to the cold runners. We will have nothing but wonderful images and memories of the goodness of people. A grateful, memorable contrast!