’1000 awesome things’

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1000 Awesome Things is a great site to check into for a quick reminder of the tiny, daily experiences that are so swell, but that we forget when we’re moving too fast. The Toronto Star nailed it: “It’s less about awesome things than it is about seeing the awesomeness of the everyday.” I see it is as a way of counting blessings, which is always a good thing to do when you feel like you don’t have ENOUGH, something that seems to afflict us all at one time or another, and especially these days.

Not being able to “take in” what your senses are telling you is in the same school as saying “I can’t” to yourself: it’s hard to see possibilities, which is what creativity is about. 1000 Awesome Things is a good way to activate awareness that may have become muted.

There’s no real need read the posts; the titles and pictures say it all, like #750 Dangling your feet in water (above) or…

#748 That feeling in your stomach when you go really high on the swings

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…or#742 The smell of an old hardware store

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2 Responses to ’1000 awesome things’

  1. reggie 07.17.2009 at 9:08am #

    Yesterday I went to a fund raiser with my best girl. We took the train from N.Y.C. to Baltimore. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway was besieged with trauma. There were words, emotions and all the things this American male finds disturbing. The party proved to be uneventful, the kind of situation that was fun but not really. Too much forced laughter of preppy people in bright colored shorts with whales on them. Afterwards we slept in our beautiful house in Charles Village The bedroom, an airy cozy nook in the back, unfortunately has no curtains which meant dawn nudged us awake at its crack. The moment had come. We…TALKED. It was wonderful. Feelings weren’t hurt. Egos massaged in that cool way that can happen when the body is still not awake and the day is young enough not to know any better. An improvisation of spirits trying to connect.

    And the first thing I said to my girl when we first awoke was, Do you see that sky? Do you see those colors?

    And she said Yes.

    That is the first of 1000 things.

  2. admin 07.17.2009 at 1:14pm #

    Reggie, you covered A LOT of ground in your beautiful post, describing so perfectly the completely improvisational nature of a real relationship: uncharted territory that takes bearing with, faith in the process (or who you are with), being willing to endure the difficulties and “messiness” that go along often with finding the way through and creating together. And also, the openness to what I can only call miracles, when things shift, or you see something that just knocks you out reminds you of what is really the point. Thank you for your way with words.

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