Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I Like The Cranberries More Than U2
From The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder by Jill Badonsky
"We can live with wonder if we have, or are open to, the ability to recognize the deep pleasure possible in a simple moment. But this ability is a skill like any other - it may take time and practice. We are impatient, we want to apply life-changing concepts to banish our challenges immediately. When the change is not sustained after the enthusiasm dies down, we often just give up instead of rinse and repeat. This book will teach you to forge on in trust, to practice the concepts over and over, a little at a time, imperfectly, until your mind effortlessly chooses the thought that exalts your existence rather than one that darkens it."
"Life is funny poetry. It comes with enjoyable odd tangents, good friends, and obligatory rendezvous with inconvenient shadows followed by sun salutations, wonder, and comfortable recliners from a year-end sale at Target."
"Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." - Okakura Kakuzo
"Without much thought or analysis, quickly give the day a name, a title, or a caption - randomly or methodically, imperfectly or precisely. Concern as to whether it makes sense is optional."
"The Toast of the Day is designed to celebrate those little delights you might normally take for granted."
"You will be provided with funny or sort of funny material almost every day to help you in-jest the spirit of medicinal mirth."
"Make the journey with an open heart and wonder will be your companion."