Part of the advantage of being "snowed" in Thursday was the time freed up from driving to various meetings. Instead I did some blog cruising and found lots of cool info, wisdom, and inspiration. Here are just a few juicy links:
You'll find light-hearted, yet profound insights in Barbara Sliter's Switching Computers is Like Life. Does life imitate Mac, or Mac imitate life? Barbara reminds us that creation is messy work, and we can get in trouble when we ignore our intuition.
Tracy Boatright's Cease Fighting and Get Into the Flow encourages us how to watch out for those "should" decisions we make. Her post outlines how she used self-awareness to turn her life from resistance to being in the flow, attracting more than she ever dreamed.
What if we could import happiness at work like we import fruit from Chile? Apparently we'd have to import happiness at work from the Scandinavian countries, the only ones purported to have an actual word - arbejdsglaede - to embrace this concept. Alexander Kjerwulf's Karoshi vs. arbejdsglaede raises some sobering thoughts, or happy thoughts, depending upon which country you reside in. Don't be deterred by the title. The post is excellent at detailing the cost of overwork, referencing Japanese workers, and providing compelling evidence to change.
For there to be a giver, there must be a receiver. For one to be heard, there must be a listener. But not a listener that multi-tasks, as I have been guilty of. Rebel Belle's Listening - A Gift of Health, succinctly lays out in brief fashion how to listen deeply, and what happens when we don't. Being recently bereaved, I'm more sensitive to being heard. I can tell you that my healing process has sped up through the deep caring of close friends who simply listened to me.
I saved the best for the last, because I want you to remember this in your heart. See Alexys Fairfield's Wonder, because that is what we are in God's eyes.