If Tomorrow Wasn’t Promised

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!What would you give for today? Forget everything else. Forget there were any sunlight left. What would you spend today? Thinking about yourself or the man beside you? One opportunity in life. One chance to do whatever you are going to do. Whatever mark you will make. Leave you legacy. And that’s judged by effort and nothing else. Nobody can judge effort, that’s yours. Everyday is a new day, every moment is a new moment. That means you are not anything that came before you. Not 5 minutes ago, not yesterday, only RIGHT NOW. Show …

Love According to Peanuts

‘Love is being happy knowing that she’s happy… but that isn’t so easy.’ The Peanuts series by Charles M. Schulz endures as one of the most beloved cartoons of all time, partly because of Schulz’s gift for capturing the great, tender truths of human existence through remarkably simple, sometimes poetic, often humorous, always profound vignettes. Hardly does it get more profound and poetic, however, than in Schulz’s 1965 book, Love is Walking Hand In Hand — an utterly lovely tiny treasure, in which Lucy and Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang define love through the simple acts and moments of everyday life. ‘Love is buying …

Conformity … Be Careful

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who are no smarter than you.” -Steve Jobs 1. Ask why. Why do you do the things you do? What are your motivations? Not enough people are asking these questions. Join us who are 2. Live a big life! Pursue big dreams! Be your own superhero and do something suitably audacious. Not only is it OK, it’s probably also beneficial to other people who will be inspired by your courage. 3. It’s not all about you. Most people in the world are not fortunate to live such unconventional lives, so we have to find a way to serve …

FOOD RULES

It’s not every day that one of the greatest food books of our time gets a makeover by one of the greatest illustrators of our time. Such is the case of this new edition of Michael Pollan’s classic compendium, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, illustrated by the great Maira Kalman (♥) — the timelessly sensible blueprint to a healthy relationship with food redone in Kalman’s characteristically colorful and child-like yet irreverent aesthetic. This new edition also features 19 additional food rules, including Place a bouquet of flowers on the table and everything will taste twice as good and the meta When you eat real food, you don’t need rules.   …

Jack Kerouac’s 30 Beliefs For Prose and Life

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy Submissive to everything, open, listening Try never get drunk outside yr own house Be in love with yr life Something that you feel will find its own form Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind Blow as deep as you want to blow Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind The unspeakable visions of the individual No time for poetry but exactly what is Visionary tics shivering in the chest In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition Like Proust be an old teahead of time Telling the true story of …

Things To Worry About

On August 8th of 1933, author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the following letter of advice to his 11-year-old daughter, “Scottie,” who was away at camp. (Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters ; Image: Fitzgerald with both his daughter, “Scottie,” and wife, Zelda, via.) Dear Pie: I feel very strongly about you doing duty. Would you give me a little more documentation about your reading in French? I am glad you are happy — but I never believe much in happiness. I never believe in misery either. Those are things you see on the stage or the screen or the printed pages, they never really happen to you in …

How To Get Up and Do It When You Really Don’t Want To

Have a roster of workout buddies: When you’re not motivated to do a workout, you need someone else to do the pushing for you. But what if your regular workout buddy is similarly unmotivated for the day? Having several fitness-minded friends to call on when you need that extra push can be all you need to (reluctantly) get on with your workout. Just get dressed: Go to bed wearing your workout clothes! Breaking up all those pre-workout tasks into smaller goals can make a dreaded exercise routine seem more manageable. Telling yourself to just put on your clothes to see how you feel can be all you need to realize that you’ve …

Look UP

Right Now. Look Up.  Breathe. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Simply take a moment to just BE.  With yourself, by yourself. Look up at the Stars, the moon, a bright blue sky, a cloudy sky, just look up. If you are inside, walk outside, open a window, everything will still be there when you et back. See, feel that there is more than what’s in front of you. More than our deadlines, more that our computer screens, more than our slight burdens. Look Up. And say “Thanks” to the many blessings in your incredible life. … If you enjoyed this article please consider Subscribing.