Good News. Happiness. Awesomeness. Thanks.

by Jan Yuill

When times get tough, the tough get going. It seems I keep finding “feel good” blogs, articles, and websites that are making me smile. Just gotta share …

1. I recently signed up for Gimundo: Good News … Served Daily and have found that, indeed, it is some good news every day. Everything from the latest new sport, Walking on Water, to the beatboxing dog, to …

2. Estonia’s Bank of Happiness: Trading Good Deeds described in an article at Times Online. It’s not really a new idea (a bartering of sorts), and I couldn’t actually read from their website (I don’t speak Uralic)… but there it is for you to see. Is this “people changing their culture” or the manifestation of the existing Estonian culture? Either way, Bravo!

3. On April 28, 2010, I listened to a CBC radio interview with Torontonian, Neil Pasricha, about his blog – 1,000 Awesome Things – which won the Webby “People’s Choice Award in the Blog/Cultural category.” He describes it as “a time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things.” Neil manages to remind us of all the awesome things in our lives, every thing from the cold side of the pillow, to hanging out with your mom, to putting on underwear fresh out of the dryer,  to picking up “q” and “u” at the same time in Scrabble, and on and on! Check out his Tops List.

4. I came across – ThxThxThx: A Thank You Note a Day – through a blog posting by Seth Godin. ThxThxThx is Leah Dieterich’s blog. Her mother told her to write thank you notes. So she does. A daily post-it-sized thank you note. My favourite is “Dear Meeting, Thank you so so so much for being over. You’re beautiful when you are over. Don’t change a thing. Best, Leah.”

These tough times are changing us.

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