It’s that day when you get a life upgrade for free, yes it’s Friday! Thank you for reading, according to my site stats, 5 share continues to be my most popular post, with an upwards trend like a crypto currency graph after a McAfee tweet.
1. Quote I’ve been pondering this week: “The greatest of human emotions is love. The most valuable of human gifts is the ability to learn. Therefore learn to love.” – UJ Ramdas
2. I’ve been reading and writing a bit more than usual the last few days and in my quest for inspirational music, I’ve been listening to the Dances with Wolves soundtrack. If you haven’t seen the film here’s the IMDB link – it’s an epic story about friendship and choosing your path.
I really love the musical energy from the Buffalo hunt scene (often cited as the greatest movie scene ever filmed. Magical cinematography, no computer effects, no animals hurt during any of the filming). Also, the background music to this scene between Two Socks and John Dunbar is great for mindfulness (Two socks is the wolf, he’s awesome!).
3. I was reminded of the below picture earlier this week, which reminded me how much life can be affected by how we see things. I love the humour on top of the serious message – which is optimism is powerful. It’s true for all of us.
4. What I’ve been reading on the internet: It’s not a dress rehearsal – for many of us it’s easy to forget we’re in the play, not the rehearsal. Revisiting Dances with Wolves has reminded me of all the adventures I’ve had and those I’ve yet to have (the ones I’ve planned for when the time is right). Planning isn’t bad, though delaying until the ‘time is right’ can mean that something (travel, a career, that special person, a life changing decision) never happens.
5. I’m writing this from my hotel room in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brrr, it’s cold outside, lucky for me I have my trusted OR beanie. I’ve had one for over 10 years and simply put, there isn’t a better hat for cold weather. I’ve used it for everything from exploring snowy mountains in North America to walking Bertie the dog during icy rain in our local woodland. They do all sorts of styles and male/female ones too, so if you’re on the look out for a winter hat, Outdoor Research is a great place to start.