Kindness


The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.
Julia Alvarez
The celebrated Dominican-American writer Julia Alvarez has an uncanny ability to cut to the center of the human experience. Her poetry and prose often focus on her identity as a Dominican woman growing up in the United States. This quote, however, comes from Alvarez’s essay “Aha Moment,” in which she describes a terrifying plane ride, and the many moments of kindness she saw in that one small space. Reflecting on that experience, she found that kindness inspires more kindness, and we should pay it forward whenever we can.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the anniversary of The World of ResidenSea Christening? The World of ResidenSea, the first condo cruise ship, launched from Oslo, Norway on March 29, 2002, and was christened in Venice, Italy on May 17, 2002.  At its launch, you could buy a condo for as little as $2.2 million and cruise the world in style!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came.”

— James Garfield

That’s not fair – by Seth Godin


“That’s not fair” [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=178238827&f=1081591&c=7670027&u=5102652 ]

When we say this, we might not be as accurate in our description of the situation as we believe.

Perhaps we mean, “that’s not what I was hoping for.”

Or we might mean, “if you knew how hard I worked, you would have made a different decision.”

Possibly, we mean, “if you understood the world the way I do, you’d agree that this outcome isn’t fair.”

We rarely complain about fairness when the world lines up the way we hope it will. Even (or especially) if the outcome was unfair to someone else.

There’s an enormous amount of unfairness all around us. People who don’t get the benefit of the doubt, advantages that are multiplied, systems that are rigged. But right here, right now, it’s possible that what just happened was fair, though it was also disappointing.

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
TarryTEHR-eePart of speech: verbOrigin: Middle English, late 1200s
1Stay longer than intended; delay leaving a place.
 
Examples of Tarry in a sentence “The cottage was so cozy that the travelers tarried their departure.” “Since classes were cancelled, Kyle had time to tarry.”
WORD OF THE DAY
TarryTEHR-eePart of speech: verbOrigin: Middle English, late 1200s
1Stay longer than intended; delay leaving a place.
 
Examples of Tarry in a sentence “The cottage was so cozy that the travelers tarried their departure.” “Since classes were cancelled, Kyle had time to tarry.”

duty


Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher who also dabbled in theology and poetry, which gave his philosophical writing an even more humanistic edge: Rather than focusing on theory, Kierkegaard wrote mainly about the lived reality of humans. This line comes from a book of Kierkegaard’s letters to family and friends, in which he shares his ideas and insights. Kierkegaard wrote these words of encouragement to one of his friends who had a physical disability; he urged his friend to remember that although he may feel different from others, he should never let that dampen his sense of worth and self-love.More Quotes >

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CURIOSITY


Explore Your Curiosity

★ “The risk of becoming too steeped in any one framework is you start to be “subject” to that framework, you can only look through its lens, not at the lens. I recommend trying to hold a handful of frameworks in your mind simultaneously in order to maintain flexibility.”

— What’s Going on Here

TINY THOUGHT… VIA BRAIN FOOD


Tiny Thought

What seems like a difference in talent often comes down to a difference in focus.

Focus turns good performers into great performers.

Two keys to focus are saying no to distractions and working on the same problem for an uncommonly long time. Both are simple but not easy.