Saturday, July 21, 2018

Finding happiness in hospitals

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was born today in 1951. I always thought he was so funny and one of the movies that I like best that he starred in is called Patch Adams which is about a doctor that uses humor to help treat patients. One scene from the movie that I really like is where Robin Williams as the doctor goes and makes a bunch of children laugh. I always liked that scene as I firmly believe laughter is the best medicine!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A daring picture

I love history and so when I saw this very short documentary I thought I should share it here. It's about a photo that was taken of a group of men eating lunch on a beam of a skyscraper that they were building. I thought it was really neat how those men dared to go out on that beam so many hundreds of feet above New York City and eat there lunch. Although I don't think I could (or want) to do something like that, it does make me think of how it can be really fun to do some thing daring once in a while. Anyway, one thing that struck me that I learned from the documentary, was that no one ever recorded the names of the men in the pictures shown in the documentary. Although we'll never know exactly who they were, I still celebrate them all here for being so brave and working so hard to construct awesome buildings. What I like best about the pictures shown in the documentary is that all the men in those pictures look so happy and proud of their work.  So, whatever you do in this life, I hope you take great pride in the things that you do. I send best wishes to all who read this.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cute dog and baby video.

I was looking for something happy today and I found this video that really made me smile. Happy Wednesday everyone!


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happiness in finding something

I've been looking for some keys for a while now and today I managed to find them. It may seem really insignificant to the outside world but still, there's something really satisfying about finding things that were once thought lost. It makes me think of a lovely line that I read once by this poet named Edmond Spencer that goes "“For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought." To all who read this, I hope that you find all you seek in life. 


Monday, July 16, 2018

Dancing pretty!

The actress Ginger Rogers was born today in 1911 and she was famous for dancing with another actor called Fred Astaire. I like watching old movies of them dancing because they always look so elegant and I think it's fun to see people all dressed up.  To all who read this I hope you have many opportunities to dance in your life.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Don't let fear stop you...

"But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you're afraid." Arianna Huffington
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I've found that some of the best things I've done were things that I was initially afraid of doing. For example, I used to be very much afraid of being away from my family even though I knew there were more opportunities away from home. I don't know if I actually had very specific dreams of what I'd do in life but I do (and did) dream about doing something that was helpful to other people. Now, although I do really miss being with my family more often, I do feel as though I can help people more people, learn more and grow more because I decided to move to another city. To all who read this: even if something frightens you, if it'll help you do something you really want to do, please don't let fear be a barrier to the goals you hold dear.  I wish you the very best now and always!