The new year came in filled with beautiful sunsets and some amazing weather on the Oregon coast. It was the perfect time to reflect on last year, practice gratitude, and look forward to a wonderful new year and all the opportunities it brings. Signs of spring are already starting to appear, the days are getting longer, and it’s nearly Valentine’s Day, my favorite holiday. There are so many things to be thankful for and precious moments in time to enjoy and savor, like our beautiful walk to a waterfall. As I become more present, I really come to appreciate those moments. It’s the little things that make life so grand. Take time to notice the little things in your life. What are your “little things?”
Here are a few more things that make life grand – thoughtful blog posts and articles from around the web and of course, great books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
It’s the Little Things – Favorite Links
Busy Isn’t Respectable Anymore: Are you too busy? More and more people and bloggers are calling for the end of “busy”, read this to find out why.
6 Solutions for the Chronically Busy: So what do you do if you are always “busy”? Here’s 6 solutions.
The 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings: A great summary of Seligman’s research on happiness in humans.
Letter to an 18-Year Old on a Career Less Traveled: A thought provoking article by Zen Habits‘ Leo Babauta.
Our Life in Jelly Beans: This guy puts our life in perspective using a very tasty example.
How to Enjoy Life – Advice from 10 Personal Development Experts: A nice round-up from Patrick Edblad, including LifeOhm – thank you Patrick!
Things Will Never Be Perfect: Making Peace with Everyday Challenges: A great article from Tiny Buddha on dealing with the challenges in life and how to not let them get you down.
Discovery of Quantum Vibrations Inside Brain Neurons: Interesting new study on the brain and consciousness.
15 Unusual Animal Friendships that Will Melt Your Heart: Or at least make you smile.
Design Your Dream Life: See It, Plan It, Live It: My free gift to you – a 50-page guide to help you live your best life.
It’s the Little Things – Books I’m Reading
Flourish by Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology