Words To Live By

Blog Post #341

There is a lot of advice, quotes and articles about finding happiness — but I think finding joy is simple.

As simple as a smile,  a laugh or an act of kindness. Below are a few words and phrases that help me experience a little more happiness every day.


Dance. Laugh. Sing. Breathe. Dream. Practice Kindness. Smile. Learn. Play. Read. Love. Be Generous.

Hope. Feel. Listen. Eat. Walk. Cherish. Be Mindful. Express Gratitude.

Do you have any words, sayings or quotations that help you feel joyous?


The Seven Wonders of the World — Do You Know What They Are?

Blog Post #320

There is a video that has been circulating the internet for a few years about the REAL seven wonders of the world. In fact, there are several floating around cyberspace — each a little different but all with essentially the same content and the same message. A lesson about what is important in life.

I love the list of the real wonders — I totally agree — but I wanted to credit the source of the story so I went on one of my little searches (with the help of my BFF, Google). In my foray, I found three or four video stories about a class of students — sometimes elementary kids, sometimes high schoolers — who were studying the classic wonders of the world. They discussed the magnificent edifices: the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, etc. They voted on the ones they thought were the most awe-inspiring. One of the students had a completely different list — this is the theme of the video(s) — and that list gave everyone pause.

After a bit of searching, I gave up finding the original source of this story — but I want to share the list. It is sentimental, and I am sure that some will find it treacly, simplistic and idealistic. I think it has merit and the wonders listed are ones we all take for granted. I believe that we should think about, remember and be grateful for all seven of these wonders.

Seven Wonders of the World

Would you add anything to this list?