Tuesday, August 12, 2008

rise #10

Hey all,

Well we’ve finally reached the double-digit mark and I was hoping to get some feedback, e.g. what do you like/dislike, are there other sections you’d like, are there topics that you’d like discussed, have you made any changes in your life directly or indirectly due to rise, etc.

Life tip: Take some time to see life through eyes other than your own. Try to view life from a friend’s eyes. Or pick out a random person on the street and think to yourself what their childhood, present, and future could be like. Practice empathy. Take a look at an old house or apartment building and guess what it looked like 50 years ago and who lived there at the time. Think about your city or town and what life was like 200 years ago, 2000 years ago, 2 million years ago.

Cool website/article: Ever wanted to move to an island and build a sustainable world? Ever wanted to try the tribal life?

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” - Stephen Levine

Green tip: Green burials – once again become one with Mother Nature – even in death we can all benefit the environment, while saving loved ones money and giving them a beautiful setting to visit you in. Check out:

Thanks Brody, Rachel & Bieb for the pix!

For next week, please send animal pictures. And I’m getting a lot of pix sent in now, so I’m sorry for not posting all of them.

Hope this finds you healthy, happy & smiling!