1. An understanding of my blessings. No matter how difficult life can feel there are still blessings to be counted. Sometimes we can look at the surface of another's life and think wow they have it all, and look at our own and find it lacking. Perhaps we don't know what lies under the stillness of the surface or perhaps they simply appreciate what they have. Its important to know that toes, fingers, eyes, ears, running water, air conditioning, are blessings. Each day I try to visualize and experience the blessings in my life. No matter how difficult our circumstances there are blessings, too many to count.
2. The Shadow of The Wind. Some of you asked me during my last 3bt what book I'd recommend to you and I must say it is this book. This is easily one of my favorite books of all time. It fits in no genre because it encompasses them all and the writing is not only fast paced and fun, the prose is stunning. After reading it from the library I bought myself a copy. It's the kind of book that you can lose yourself in entirely which is rare to come across that these days.
3. Silence. Sometimes we're moving so fast it feels like we're hamsters in the wheel, or like we're running on a treadmill and the stop key is stuck. In an era of cell phones, and ipods, and other distractions readily at hand to eliminate any silent moments, taking a few minutes to experience silence and feel how it touches the soul, can be beautiful indeed.