Forty Things I love
I have been nominated for the Forty things I love. Thank you for the nomination Divina Grey and I wish to carry on the idea.
(with all my heart.) I am writing this list on a short break from reading for class. Here it goes:
If there is anyone in the world I am thankful for no matter the struggle. It is mom.
You were with me in all the times on both my difficulty and success. You are incomparable to anyone in this world. I love you, mom.
2.My brother. No matter my arguments or disagreements. I can’t not love my older brother.
“Brothers are what best friends can never be.”
3.My current relationship. James has taught me how to overcome some of my worst fears, and learn to trust someone even when you are terrified of trusting someone too much.
If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you.
4.My cat who is back in Connecticut with my mother. He is adorable.
5. I am grateful for everyday that I am breathing.
Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager. Susan Sontag
6. I am grateful to have a job
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
― Octavia E. Butler
“Super Mario Bros. hooks newcomers because there are no barriers to playing the game. You can know absolutely nothing about the Nintendo console and still enjoy yourself from the very first minute. There’s no need to read motivation-sapping manuals or grind through educational tutorials before you begin. Instead, your avatar, Mario appears on the left-hand side of an almost empty screen. Because the screen is empty, you can push the Nintendo controller’s buttons randomly and harmlessly, learning which ones make Mario jump and which ones make him move left and right. You can’t move any further left, so you quickly learn to move right. And you aren’t reading a guide that tells you which keys are which — instead, you’re learning by doing, and enjoying the sense of mastery comes from acquiring knowledge through experience. The first few seconds of gameplay are brilliantly designed to simultaneously do two very difficult things: teach, and preserve the illusion that nothing is being taught at all.”
― Adam Alter, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
13. Cleaning my soul, room, home, and anything else.
14. I like friends but I don’t like partying that often
27. My health
28. A full moon or the moon
29. Japan and Korea
30. All of my teachers, and mentors
31.My readers and comments
36. Life lessons
37. Being vaccinated
40.People who believe in the pay it forward
Anyways this is just a list and I think I will update it with more detail on each subject during the next forty weeks for my personal blog. Sending the love out to Dan Pedersen Dan Moore Bianca Bass Shannon Ashley