“You can’t change all that is wrong in this great big world, but you can have an impact, even if it is just a tiny, positive impact on a stranger that receives a smile from you on the street today. There’s so much we can do for others, and in the end, what we do for others ends up benefiting us tenfold. So, let’s do this. Let’s make our little worlds amazing today.”
— Craig Ballantyne
Did you know…
… that today is Bob Zimmerman Graduation Day? In 1959, Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, Minnesota. And who is Bob Zimmerman you might ask? You probably know him best as Bob Dylan, the American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer!
We know that the median is often not the same as the mean, but in describing a population, it also pays to differentiate between the average person and a typical one.
For example: The average dog owner spends $500 a year on dog food. But the typical dog pamperer spends $5,000 a year (all numbers invented).
The reason the numbers are different is that the samples are different. We chop off the outliers in the second set, homing in on the kind of person we’re talking about.
This is really useful, because it enables us to be clear about the smallest viable audience. “Our typical customer” is a more accurate and useful way to start a sentence than, “the average person.” Because typical implies intent. “The person we are seeking to serve does this…”
When one truly loves God one longs for union with Him, and this supreme longing is based on the desire of giving up one’s whole being to the Beloved.
True love is very different from an evanescent outburst of indulgent emotionalism or the enervating stupor of a slumbering heart.
It can never come to those whose hearts are darkened by selfish cravings or weakened by reliance upon the stimulations of the passing objects of sense.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[6 Messages of Avatar Meher Baba By Meher Baba. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook July 2012 Copyright © 2012 Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India Source: This eBook reproduces 6 Messagesof Avatar MeherBaba published by Adi K. Irani, Meher Publications, (Ahmednagar, India) in 1955.]
“Always show more kindness than you think is necessary because the receiver needs it more than you know.”
— Arthur Caliandro
… that today is Hug Your Cat Day? Go ahead and give your cat a big, furry hug. If you’re a cat lover, you can really appreciate the warm, cozy feeling you get when you curl up on a couch or chair and hug your cat. The only problem is, your cat will most likely only allow a brief hug before sauntering away. Don’t have a cat? You can correct this today because the month of June is Adopt a Cat Month… 😉
“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”
– Eudora Welty, On Writing
Would you rather always have to travel by hippo or by kangaroo?
Never have I ever listened to country music.
The money for the Statue of Liberty came from fundraising from auctions, a lottery, and boxing matches in Europe and the U.S. The Statue cost the French about $250,000, which today would be over $5.5 million dollars.
What foods did you used to like but don’t anymore?
If there are 100 people, how many would be more patient than you?
Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed
Meaning: Someone who isn’t witty or sharp, but rather, they are ignorant, unintelligent, or senseless.
As the rental car rolled to a stop on the dark road, her fear increased by the moment.
You’ve been eyeing me all day and waiting for your move like a lion stalking a gazelle in a savannah.
Lets all be unique together until we realise we are all the same.
Pair your designer cowboy hat with scuba gear for a memorable occasion.
The body piercing didn’t go exactly as he expected.
When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease,
then leave him who will not be cured,
and tell your story
to someone who seeks the truth.
Think about your most deeply-held beliefs. It’s entirely possible that someone who disagrees with you feels just as deeply.
Consider your chronic aches, your devastating pain, your persistent allergy–it’s possible someone else has their own version of this, but different.
And perhaps, your dreams and desires, the ones that keep you up at night, are similar (but different) from the person sitting right next to you.
They’re not making it up. It’s as real as you are.
|“If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.”
“I’ll tell you what leadership is,” he said. “It’s persuasion and conciliation and education and patience. It’s long, slow, tough work. That’s the only kind of leadership I know.”
― Jim Mattis
5. International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing – 5th June
This day seeks to bring to light the effect that illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing has on fisheries – and a way to practice sustainable fishing.
Content marketing opportunities:
- Listicle idea: X Common items that are made from whale blubber
- Infographic idea: Fish that have a relatively low ecological impact
- Video idea: Types of fish that are illegal delicacies
- Podcast idea: How does over-fishing threaten coral reefs?