We are living in times of great fear. Most people either fear "not having enough" or fear "losing what they have." Articles on abundance and prosperity inundate the Internet. Kathy Mattea sings a song,"Standing Knee Deep in a River…dying of thirst.
Neil Pasricha,the author of the award winning blog,1000 Things and "The Book of Awesome" gives us the answers to life's woes.
In the book you'll find 200 awesome reminders of simple pleasures we take for granted. Things like "The first scoop out of a jar of peanut butter." "The sound of scissors cutting construction paper." "Tripping and realizing no one saw you." "The sound of rain from inside a tent."
You'll learn to how to make sure there's ice cream left at the bottom of the cone and how to never again drive up to a gas pump with the gas cap on the other side.
My favorite awesome thing is "The smell of books."
"The smell of books reminds me of late nights cramming for biology exams between the library stacks at college. It reminds me of lying on my elbows on a warm beach towel by the ocean on summer vacation…the smell of books reminds me of learning to read and learning to explore the world.
The smell of books is the smell of us all coming together to document, entertain, and explain things for ourselves now and forever. It's a big sniff of humanity, a big sniff of wisdom, and a great big sniff of AWESOME."
Neil's descriptions of "awesome things" are sometimes long and sometime short. His style is funny, entertaining and nostalgic. You'll find yourself reading with a smile.
More AWESOMENESS can be found on Neil's blog.
Picking the perfect nacho off someone else’s plate
Wearing underwear just out of the dryer