Good Stuff

Some more of my favorite stuff from the past week - • My dear friend Whitney's book publishing date is drawing near! In preparation for the launch, she's created a Facebook page for the book. If you're a Facebook user, click on over there and "Like" her, won't you?

• My friend Erik posted this blog in response to the Italian cruise ship sinking. Love his insights as he has been learning to sail, and love the life lesson application he found in the story.

Another great post from Glennon at the Momastery.  It's a letter to her son as he starts school, and contains so many things I would love to tell G-Man some day.  Here's my favorite part, in case you don't get a chance to read it:

We do not care if you are the smartest or fastest or coolest or funniest. There will be lots of contests at school, and we don’t care if you win a single one of them. We don’t care if you get straight As. We don’t care if the girls think you’re cute or whether you’re picked first or last for kickball at recess. We don’t care if you are your teacher’s favorite or not. We don’t care if you have the best clothes or most Pokemon cards or coolest gadgets. We just don’t care.

We don’t send you to school to become the best at anything at all. We already love you as much as we possibly could. You do not have to earn our love or pride and you can’t lose it. That’s done.

We send you to school to practice being brave and kind.

Kind people are brave people. Brave is not a feeling that you should wait for. It is a decision. It is a decision that compassion is more important than fear, than fitting in, than following the crowd.

I LOVE that.

Deseret Book has an awesome new site called Seek, where they have videos and other LDS-related media. The whole site is awesome, but the other day I discovered the Fridge Quotes section. Pages and pages of quotes from prophets, apostles and other inspirational authors. There's a little print button next to every quote, and you can change the font and color of the quote. It's fabulous. Go check it out.

• I've been following Leo Babota's Zen Habits blog for quite a while. I always find it interesting to read. This post, called "The Habits that Crush Us" was SO timely for me today. There are some super insightful ideas.

• And I just started following this Tumblr blog - Making Things Happen. I've seen several of their quotes on Pinterest, and decided it was worth adding to the Google Reader.

Have a great week! Be on the look out for good stuff, and feel free to share in the comments below!