Yesterday, I took the small action of tweeting this question on Twitter.
All of the answers I received made a difference to me.
Do you see any small actions that make a difference in my other images for today?
Cooper Raiff, the 20-something, first time director of the small action but amazing movie “Shithouse” has definitely made a difference.
What’s a small action you can take to make a difference?
Expressing gratitude is a small action I take every day, so thanks to Cooper Raiff, other creative people (including my Twitter friend ARTY who drew that cool portrait of me), all who answer my questions, and everyone who makes a difference, including YOU!
Yesterday, between microadventures, I read about microadventures in the New York Times:
I’ve been on microadventures since I was a microperson, and I believe this blog is a document of the awe I feel every day, home and away.
Yesterday’s microadventures included going to a local casino for the first time and shopping at Whole Foods with my son and my husband. Even if these photos don’t fill you with a sense of awe, I hope this post is a salve for you today.
I very much enjoyed my microwinnings during yesterday’s microadventures.
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “microadventures.”
What microadventures have you been on?
I am very grateful for all the microadventures I’ve been on with others, including YOU!
Yesterday, during Memorial Day in the USA, I watched the PBS documentary “Death is But a Dream.” Here is the official trailer of “Death is But a Dream”:
I plan to tell people I work with who are dying about “Death is But a Dream,” which movingly describes the dreams of terminally ill people.
My life near the ocean is but a dream, as you might see in today’s photos.
I hope that peace is not just a dream
Twitter is but a dream.
Edinburgh feels like a dream to me now.
Here is the TED talk by Dr. Christopher Kerr of “Death is But a Dream”:
I expect that when I am dying I will dream about my father, my mother, my friends Hillel, Eleanor, Tony, and Michelle, Oscar and several other cats, and maybe some of my patients. I find this dreamily comforting, here and now.
What are your thoughts and feelings about this death-is-but-a-dream post?
Thanks to all who help me fulfill my dream of blogging every day that I am still on this earth, including YOU.
In Malcolm Gladwell’sBlink, Gladwell explores, among many other topics, the toxic effect of contempt on human relationships. Researcher and psychologist John Gottman, who tapes and analyzes the interactions of couples and the outcomes of their marriages, says that contempt is the single most important predictor of whether a marriage will fail. Contempt (“any statement made from a higher plane” … “trying to put that person on a lower plane”) is “closely related to disgust, and what disgust and contempt are about is completely rejecting and excluding someone from the community.”
Yesterday, I was embraced by the Twitter community after I posted this:
Here were some non-contemptuous and very helpful replies:
You may be worrying and wondering — how could I have a day where FOUR people I didn’t know showed contempt to me? Well, three of them were customer service people who talked to me from a higher plane on the phone, without helping, when I was trying to resolve a health insurance issue. The fourth was a person I didn’t know who talked down to me after I snapped one of the photos I have to share with you today.
Well apparently the Daily Bitch is familiar with contempt.
Here are a few more non-contemptuous exchanges on Twitter:
Sometime, when people treat me with contempt, I get out my negative feelings by pretending to drum along with Billy Cobham.