Welcome to March! I hope the first two months of the year have treated you well and that you’re ready for an excellent month.
Each week I read a ton of blogs and articles, and when I find something I like, I enjoy passing it along to all of you here. The following are the gems from this week:
- 10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon – Live Learn Evolve. All 10 of these are, as the title says, painfully obvious, but the one that speaks to me the most is #2: You Live the Life You Create For Yourself.
Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you don’t want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t. Be productive and patient. And realize that patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in. This is your life, and it is made up entirely of your choices. May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.
- You Are a Big Deal – Alexandra Franzen. I occasionally wonder why I keep typing away here. I don’t have a ton of followers or readers, but Alex reminds me that for every one of them (including and especially the Sner…and Sweet Husband’s momma), they get something out of coming here and reading what I have to say. That is worth a lot and I’m honored. And yeah – I’m kind of a big deal.
- Re-sparking a Love Affair with my DSLR – Vivienne McMaster. I needed to read this. I’ve been hauling my DSLR around for a long time, but I haven’t really done anything with it. I’m planning a trip over spring break just to write – and take photos with the Big Girl Camera – and just the other night, when I could have taken photos with my phone, I pulled out the BGC. I need to do that more often.
- How to Improve Your Phone Photography – Ashley Ann from Under the Sycamore for Mpix blog. This has some outstanding tips for getting the best pictures with your phone (and yes. I know it’s slightly ironic for me to feature this right after a link to loving myDSLR. I got it).
- Tips to Help You Establish a Daily Meditation Practice – Get Some Headspace. While I sorta disagree with #1 (I’m considering adding a 10 minute mediation after or before I begin my morning pages, but I really like my evening meditations before bed), I really like the idea of an Excuses book. When I decide to not meditate, which happens a lot, then I need to write down what was more important. Hopefully I can recognize a pattern and work to change that.
These are this week’s gems, passed along to you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!