Lessons from Chronicling 100 Days of Happiness

If someone were to ask you about your happiest moment yesterday, would you have an answer? How about your happiest moment of 3 months ago?

I’ve got an answer for at least 100 of my recent days – and a new perspective on gratitude, thanks to the 100 Happy Days project.

The challenge couldn’t be simpler: Take a photo of just one thing that makes you happy each day for 100 days.

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entrepreneur-ship

Building a connection with your readers isn’t hard. If you follow the 7 steps I’ve laid out, you will not only get to know your readers but you’ll also develop a deep connection with them.

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» 10 Powerful Personal Development Quotes to Live By

Here are 10 of the most powerful inspirational quotes that you can read and will help you to become a better person.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

Muhammad Ali

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Napolean Hill

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee

People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.

Carrie-Anne Moss

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

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Freedom of Thought

freedom of thought…
delicious poem.

A Bird's Calling

Freedom of thought

Like a bird

Flying around the world

Fearless

Like a phoenix

Burning up impurities to ashes

Brave

Like a snow-lion

Hunting high up in the mountains

Mighty

Like a tiger

Roaming the dark wilderness

Grounded

Like a tortoise

Shelled by the Dharma

Flowing

Like a fish

In the pure River of Life

Sprouting

Like a bamboo tree

Up into the heavenly Sky

Blossoming

Like a lotus

To spread its inner beauty to the world

Free

Like the wind

Like the sound

Like the energy of Love

Echoing throughout the Universe

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Go Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Manifesto

Writing for Digital Media

1. You are the work. The work is you: both an articulation of the self and a possibility for self-reflection. Be honest in creation: allow yourself to bleed into the work, but also allow it to work on you. Your work can show you things: illuminate and clarify your own thoughts, motivations, actions. If you do it right, you will find the work changing you, too.

2. Thinking is process. Laying on the floor. Sitting on park benches. Getting lost on purpose. These are all working. Learn the difference between mindless distraction and mindful wandering.

3. Go down the rabbit hole. Sometimes the work isn’t about what you think it is. Allow yourself to get lost down alleyways, to follow a train of thought around a corner. Don’t feel you need to reign yourself in. Too much focus squeezes all the possibility for revelation out of the work.

4. Fear…

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Look up the name of an author you like, to see what others have thought about books you’ve read.
Search a faraway country (Estonia? Madagascar? Nicaragua?) or a place you’ve always dreamed of visiting (The North Pole? The Maldives? The Taj Mahal?): who knows what you might dig up?
Think about natural extensions of popular topics you’re already following. If you love photography, try specifics topics like fisheye or film photography.
Try longreads for of 1,000 words+ or wprightnow for responses to current events.

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validation

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
~ E. E. Cummings

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