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Archive for December 4th, 2009

A Thought I Return to Often

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Once upon a time, I worked in a sales-driven field. I worked for someone who fell into the category of “Big Deal Chaser.” There was palpable unhappiness in that workplace much of the time.

Once I got into a very new part of my life, I started reflecting on Big Deals versus Little Things. I came up with this idea, which has become a big part of my ability to enjoy life these days. (Others have thought it, too, but these are my words, the way I put it together today.)

Celebrate small good things in your life, & you can be happy. If you wait for big things, you will wait often. Small pleasantries typically happen daily.

(The snow has increased the light in the air even with cloud cover. I choose to notice that and celebrate it right now.)

What small good things have you experienced today?

A Thought-Provoking Column

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby (a website where you can buy CDs by independent musicians, including us), wrote a column I find fascinating. I think you might agree. He calls it:

Why I Gave Away My Company to Charity

I think this fits the discussion of having enough. Of making choices about how to spend our holidays (and in this case, one man’s life).