Links Less Ordinary 3
Welcome to the weekend and to the 3rd edition of Links Less Ordinary. Why don’t you grab yourself a mug of your favourite beverage and settle down to some really great, inspirational reading?
Hey wait… nothing spectacular? Do you see that blue sky? the green grass? The air is clear; the land is litter free. There are no obnoxious odors, loud noises, traffic sounds. The trees are beginning to green a bit, the grassy path is a spongy cushion under tired feet. Not spectacular?
It was three years ago today that they wheeled me in for emergency surgery, and I said goodbye to my wife, not quite three-year-old daughter, and newborn son. I knew that sometimes people don’t wake up from brain surgery, and this might be the last time I saw them.
- Every time I head over to David Masters’ blog, Be Playful, I find something that makes me think in a new way and it is always so exquisitely written. Believe me, you’re going to want to add this blog to your feed reader! Just check out this great post, How To Be An Everyday Clown:
Clowns are brilliant. They bring joy and laughter to the world. They’re larger than life, clumsy, confused, very silly, and full of nonsense. I’ve been reading a lot about clowns and jesters recently, working out how to be a clown in my everyday life
- A longtime friend of Lives Less Ordinary, Damien Riley, has recently refocussed his blog, Postcards From the Funny Farm, to concentrate on the topic of psychology and inspiration. It’s a topic Damien writes really well on as this post, Free Your Brain, illustrates:
I’ve become inescapably fascinated with the brain in the past decade. I’ve begun to see our thoughts in a new way: organic. Just like fertilizer helps a tomato to grow ripe and delicious, so our brains are in a cyclical process of bloom and wilt all the time.
- Last, but by no means least, Wendikelly from Life’s Little Inspirations has a great post up for Mothers Day (US), A Mother’s Gratitude, in which she shares a beautifully moving poem written by her then-16 year old daughter. Why don’t you head on over and read what she has to say about motherhood:
I learned about unconditional love. I learned about commitment. I learned about priorities. (You learn about that sort of thing in the middle of the night with an asthmatic child who can’t breathe and you haven’t slept in three days.) I learned about money. I learned about not having any.
Well, those are just some of the posts I enjoyed reading over the last 7 days. What posts gave you inspiration this week? Or maybe you wrote a post that you’re particularly proud of and would like to share it with the rest of us here?