Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekly Positivity!

Take a breather and enjoy some positivity.

If you haven't watched these three related videos by Rick Mereki yet, you're missing out! I personally enjoyed "Learn" (shown above) best, but the other two are beautiful as well. It reminds us that there's so much of the world we haven't even explored yet.

For those of you who also are a part of the Tumblr community, my new favorite Tumblr blog has popped up! It's called The Rules to Be Happy, and after each simple photo set against a white backdrop is a paragraph filled with positive and fulfilling words. Just reading those captions makes me feel happier, I kid you not!

Photo: Jim Richardson 
Don't be too quick to judge others.
From the photographer: "Hardly had a chance to pop my head over the camera to see if what I was seeing in the viewfinder was, in fact, real when he pulled out a loaf of white bread and started feeding Rusty and Tufty, who seemed to be well acquainted with the drill. Recovering swiftly (I try to do that when good fortune rescues me from my general incompetence), I hit the motor drive and let it run."

Have a laugh about a not-so-funny situation. Or just listen to some of your favorite comedians. I love Demetri Martin's break up lines, and here are some of my favorites from that routine:
"Hey baby, are you being followed?…Because I’ve been seeing people behind your back."
"Is it hot in here, or are you just suffocating me in this relationship?"
"Hey I was just wondering. Are you doing push ups with your knees down? Because I’m not sure if this is working out."

And now, I will leave you with a lengthy but insightful quote from Milan Kundera's book, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under. The first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public. The second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. They are the tireless hosts of cocktail parties and dinners. They are happier than the people in the first category, who, when they lose their public, have the feeling that the lights have gone out in the room of their lives. This happens to nearly all of them sooner or later. People in the second category, on the other hand, can always come up with the eyes they need. Then there is the third category, the category of people who need to be constantly before the eyes of the person they love. Their situation is as dangerous as the situation of people in the first category. One day the eyes of their beloved will close, and the room will go dark. And finally there is the fourth category, the rarest, the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers.
Hope this starts off your week well!
<3 Linda

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