Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Art of Being Thankful

Many of you may have seen something about Nick already, a phenomenal motivational speaker who has not let the fact that he has not had limbs since birth him hold him back. His message bears repeating over and over again.

I implore you to watch; it is a great exercise in humility and appreciation.


Nick Vujicic, Being Thankful

Friday, April 29, 2011

Happiness Between The Spider and The Fly

SAD, BUT TRUE:
“In an age when everyone is ‘overworked, underpaid and trying to multitask,’ a phone call is likely to be an unwelcome interruption, so it should be avoided…”
—J. Whitmore.

Considering all the phone numbers, voicemails, e-mails, bulletin boards, and IMs my “friends” and I actively use, I quickly counted more than three dozen channels of communication:

Art of Happiness blog comments
Art of Living blog comments
Cell phone
Cell phone texting
Cell phone voicemail
Efax
Facebook chat
Facebook comments
Facebook mail
Flickr comments
Flickr mail
Flickr posting
Foursquare posting
Goodreads mail
Goodreads posting
Google Buzz posting
Google chat
Google e-mail (Gmail)
Google phone
Google SMS texting
Google video chat
Home phone
Home phone voicemail
Hotmail e-mail
In person
LinkedIn mail
LinkedIn posting
My website e-mail
Scribd posting
Snailmail home
Snailmail work
Twitter posting
Work e-mail
Work Fax
Work instant messaging
Work phone
Work voicemail
YouTube posting

Today’s ever-expanding web of communication and networking is both an entrapping bane that raises the bar of expectations and diminishes our ability to be patient, to focus, and engage people in a meaningful manner that nurtures intimacy and relationships—as well as an opportunity to inspire and influence others.

Happiness lies in the balance between being the gregarious spider and autonomous fly.


Don’t call me, I’ll text you, april 29, 2011, amNewYork

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Expectating


Expectating
Originally uploaded by lorenzodom

Photo taken September 26, 2010, Brooklyn, New York York at High Street subway platform.
© Lorenzo Domínguez, All rights reserved, 2010.

The Importance of Not Succeeding
April 28, 2011, New York City:


25 years ago Professor Shapiro told our Sociology class, "Sometimes in life 'closeness' counts. Like in horseshoes, hand grenades, and dancing." I think if you want to be happy that rule applies far beyond that short list. Striving for success is not synonymous with achieving perfection.

Basketball’s greatest player, Michael Jordon, once said, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. Lost more than 300 games. 26 times I was trusted to take the game winning shot and failed. I have failed over and over again and that is why I succeed.” It is often simply a matter of trying, not always just getting it right.




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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Ladies


The Ladies
Originally uploaded by lorenzodom

Photo taken January 11, 2011, New York City, 6 Train downtown
© Lorenzo Domínguez, All rights reserved, 2011.

It's About Quantity, Not Quality
April 26, 2011, New York City:


Over the years I’ve heard overachievers proclaim, “It’s about quality” when it comes to spending time with their children. I’ve come to realize that’s not true. Kids just want to spend time with you, no matter what you’re doing.

Hence, I took the day off to do just that. I’ve missed my kids’ spring concerts for 5 years now. Today, I’ll be there—it’s a surprise. Afterward, were going to play Wiffle Ball in the park.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011