With a new year just hours away, what was, what is and what will be, took me on a little mind stroll. And there were some yummy discoveries.
Thoughts came and went on my last-day walk in the cool green of the Kenilworth State Forest and then I pondered some more over a country brekky in town while my man motorbiked on, roughshod with mates over dales of last day dash.
I found some yummy mind food. Boris Becker’s Instagram today had a quote (unknown):
On the subject of Instagram, a new favourite is Brisbane/ Hong Kong wedding and travel photographer, Nicola Lemmon who has the most alluring, uncontrived About Me page I’ve read in a while, and of course, yummy Instagram photos and words. “I want to attract readers like myself, the life lovers, the deep feelers, the sentimental, passionate ones.” She’s a girl from Mackay with a camera (who abandoned her Speech Pathology career), capturing life and sharing her own stories too. Personally, I’m a sucker for stories.
I am often amazed at how highly accessible information and inspiration is. There is so much generosity out there when it comes to sharing knowledge. The accomplished (and wealthy) share their knowledge liberally so you and I can benefit. Author Tim Ferris, the “Indiana Jones of the digital age”, deconstructs the habits of successful people and shares it in his books and on podcasts on his blog.
If you want to “drown yourself in a sea of knowledge” in the new year, fast track with Derek Sivers’ 200 book recommendations and his own personal summaries presented on a platter. This programmer, writer, entrepreneur simply wants to make it available to you.
I’m signing off for the year with a last yummy quote:
“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life
But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first,
some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid, then life would begin.
At last it dawned upon me that these obstacles were my life”
Alfred D. Souza
And finally, I wish you nothing but “small pleasures” in the year ahead, as I sit here sharing a punnet of raspberries with Last Born. Happy, happy.