In a world filled with deadlines and headlines. Where work is emphasized over play. Where consumerism and the media invade our daily lives and influence our decision-making. Where the pressure to obtain high-powered careers and settle down in the suburbs is somewhat overwhelming. Often times, I find myself revelling in the simple joys of life: good food, good wine, and good company.
Here’s to all the simple things.
In the spirit of back-to-school. Even if you are no longer a student, never stop learning.
I’m not big into politics but I thought this was a pretty powerful message…
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” – Jack Layton
Taken from his letter to Canadians. May you rest in peace.
Because everybody has a story.
An interesting perspective on the everyday things…
The written word. It can be a powerful thing. Words carelessly strung together can be used to communicate with others. Sure. But choose your words wisely and you can truly get your message across. Who knows, you may even create an impact.
In a world riddled with social media, where we communicate primarily through technology (via facebook, text messages and email) it is more important than ever that we take the time to think about what we want to say. These methods of communication allow us the comfort and convenience to connect when apart; however, the written word cannot fully express tone of voice or facial expression that we get when we’re together. It is a means of communication yes. And one I certainly couldn’t live without. But if written messages aren’t properly worded they can easily be misconstrued.
Words possess meaning. Power. Beauty. Purpose. Perhaps that is why I love them so much.