This is one of my favorite clips on youtube. Every single time I watch it, it leaves me feeling motivated to do something beyond my normal routine, like an emotional hangover nudging me to be desperate for something grand and decadent. I cannot confidently say that I have ever wanted something so much that I would be willing to give my blood to attain or retrieve it. Maybe I don’t have what it takes, or maybe I haven’t found anything worthwhile just yet. Continue reading
You know how some days you awake from a pleasant dream and you feel like you can do almost anything even before your morning routine begins? Where you feel capable of being the best version of yourself, you’re eager for how the universe will unfold, hopeful that today will be a day that will be engraved into your memory for the rest of your life. Those are the days where I love to excel, when my perspective on all the trivial little nothings in my life become like a dream I had the night before – recently forgotten. Where do these days come from and where do they go? Continue reading
It all goes back in the box – J. Ortberg
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” -Albert Pine
Reblogged from abeis
I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent earthquakes in Japan. Incredibly tragic when you think about it as a whole and overwhelming when you think about the individual stories. But it’s been strange experiencing it from this side of the ocean. Here, we watch the devastation on the news and then flip the channel. There’s lots of good stuff on TV right now too. The NCAA tourney, Miami Heat players crying, Jersey Shore…I can’t imagine what the people of Japan are going through. I’ve replayed this Youtube clip probably 30 times. The water comes so suddenly. Swift. Destructive. Forceful. It’s surreal.
What’s going on with our planet? Are we in a new age? Not one defined by the internet, the iPad 2, social networks (although those are important things), but could we be in the age of an imploding Earth?