Friday Carousel – 11.27.09

DenaNovember 27, 2009


Happy (Day After) Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers and Happy Day to the rest of my readers! I had a positively amazing Thanksgiving with family & friends; I am so grateful. Speaking of gratitude,
I count my blessings every single day when I wake up in the morning & when I go to sleep at night. This practice humbles & strengthens me. I urge you to do the same. We have so much to be thankful for.

…And now on to this week’s Friday Carousel!

    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”–JFK

  1. How We Can Help Alleviate World Poverty in Three Easy Steps: The lastest post from Zen Habits and a topic near and dear to my heart.

    there are two points to remember when we think about global problems:

    1. Every action counts;
    2. We are not alone.

  2. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television: From Mother Earth News. Television can be a devil. While there is much good to be gained from it, I think that for most people it is a waste, a sucker of energy, life, and happiness. If I had to classify myself, I’d be *pro-books* and *anti-television*.
  3. “We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.” –William Hazlitt

  4. The Benefits of Pissing People Off: It is no secret that I practice kindness as my religion; but I am also a firm believer that- You can please some of the people some of the time; but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. I really enjoyed this post by Tim Ferriss.

    By facing the fire early and often, we ensure the confidence and breathing room later to do bigger and better things.

  5. From Chelsea Nico.
  6. The Warrior of Light Dances: My latest inspiration from Paulo Coelho’s blog.

    The warrior is careful with people who think they can control the world, determine their own steps, and are certain that they know the right path. They are always so confident in their own capacity of decision that they do not realize the irony with which fate writes everyone’s life.

  7. Live and Let Live: 9 Ways of Letting Go: I absolutely love this post from my friend Jard at Spiritual Zen. Two of my favorite points-

    Be Understanding Rather Than Understood and Stop Being a Victim.

Please share your own links in the comments section. Have a wonderful weekend! Remember to spread love & light wherever you go.

Comments (4)

  • Ryan

    November 28, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Thanks for sharing Dena.

    I disagree strongly with Tim's post. The goal isn't to piss people off, it's to be beyond what other people will think, say, or do, in reponse to you being you.

    The *really* successful people could care less if they piss people off most of the time. They devote themselves to a purpose.

    Who cares what others think about what you do?

  • Karen

    November 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I'm loving your Friday Carousels! (And that opening picture is awesome, btw)

    Thanks for showing me some articles that I have missed this week… Those two first points from Leo's post are so moving… 1) Every action counts and 2) We are not alone.

  • Ken Kurosawa

    November 30, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I was at first taken back by Tim's post too (a great provoking headline, no?) but the message he's trying to convey was for us to not fear doing remarkable things.
    Have a great day Dena!

  • Dena

    December 4, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    @Ryan – I appreciate your feedback. When I read Tim's article, it actually seemed to be mostly in complete agreement with your thoughts. 🙂

    @Karen – I am glad that you liked them. Yes, we can always count on Leo for some inspiration.

    @Ken – Yes, yes! That is exactly the point. I think he was trying to grab attention with that headline but at its core the article was about doing remarklable things.

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