31 days of randomness personal inspiration day 17 – Where is the love?

In continuation of my 31 days of randomness – Day 17 – Giving and promoting love and happiness.

So much of our lives are spent self-promoting.  It’s a necessary part of our lives.. if we don’t pat ourselves on the back who will?  In most of the jobs I have had I have had to write my own employment reviews and you learn how to give yourself credit where credit is due.  Sometimes so much to the effect of not acknowledging or appreciating others.  What is our purpose?  What are we supposed to be doing?

What is this thing called life?  How do we do this?  Where do we start?  What do we do? Need instructions? Here are some basics to go along with my 3 step recipe – 1. Breathe in.  2.  Breathe out.  3.  Repeat steps one and two.

I would only add one last imperative.. strive to make others happy.. show some peeps some love..

Today I am inspired to try to show the love to random people throughout my day.  On the same note – I plan to show some “love” to some recent bloggers by introducing a few recent posts I enjoyed.  Just 3 for today here.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

The first blog I ran into recently that i really enjoyed was based on my love of music and my appreciation for some of the same artists.  All that I am all that I ever was posted Day #5: Some thoughts on mainstream music… and talked about some of her favorite mainstream artists.  All of which are some of my favorite as well.  It’s a very well written piece with good examples of the music video’s that represent her choices (Pink, Adele, Kelly Clarkson).  You should take a peek at it.  Even if just to listen to the music.

My 2nd choice for the day is entitled “Dare Ya!” by Single Again. It’s an inspirational post with photos and that embrace some poignant words about continuing to fly and embracing life.  To inspire you to take a look – here’s how she starts out:

Have you been through a phase where you were consciously trying not to attach too much importance to anything that was happening to you, especially if what was happening was good? It’s so annoyingly ridiculous, isn’t it?


It’s like a defense mechanism, your rational self is trying to protect your emotional self from another disappointment. When you think you’ve hit rock bottom, you’re shocked to find yourself scraping even lower the next day…being ‘safe’ seems like the better choice. But what’s the point of having wings and never flying again. I don’t want my wings to wither away…

The 3rd blog I happened on by chance titled “All it takes is a smile” by Modern Philosophies.  I really connected with this piece because it’s how I’ve lived much of my life ATA (after teen-age angst).  I have smiled so much and so often that most of the time I don’t even know I’m doing it until someone comes up to me and asks what I’m up to. She ends her post with the following statement:

Happiness doesn’t need to be difficult, it shouldn’t be stressful, and it should always be thoughtless. Makes someones day better with a little smile and watch that one simple action start a train reaction.

It’s amazing how simple such a little act can be.. a simple curving of the lips in an upward direction and eye contact with that person.  I dare you to try it as well.

Three of hundreds of great blogs to check out and be inspired by.  The following video was one I loved to use in my Uni class while teaching in Korea.  It was my challenge for my students to show where they thought the love was and how they could demonstrate it.. very amazing responses and changed attitudes.  Enjoy.

This all started from a random site I found called thenester.com.  Apparently there is a group of people who have committed to posting a topical theme a day for 31 days.  31 Dayers 2012

8 thoughts on “31 days of randomness personal inspiration day 17 – Where is the love?

  1. hey..love your concept “31 days of randomness..personal inspiration” thanks for the pingback..looking fwd to reading your other mentions too 😀

  2. Can I say thank you…..for reading my blog, but also for spreading the word. Random acts of kindness, love and simple joys are just a few of the things that make my life worth living and it was such a pleasure to wake up this morning and find that someone felt the way that I do.

  3. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very
    easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come
    here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Superb work!

    • The theme itself was a standardWP theme. I would write to various WP staff and ask how they did some of the cool things they did and they were very helpful and lastly I would ask other bloggers how they did things. Now I just play with pictures. I really appreciate the comment. It’s my one artistic outlet. I sing too but no one really notices that. Haha

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