1. How I love rain!
I suffer from a terrible pollen allergy in spring. After some few rainy days, the air feels cleaner and I can breathe with ease. I even managed a visit to the botanical gardens this week, and took delight in all the beauty around.
2. I got mail
I’ll say it again, nothing is as beautiful, tactile and personal like holding a printed book. I’ve read the digital version already, but I couldn’t miss the chance to touch, smell and hear the pages as I turn them. You might have already guessed one of the books I’ll be rereading this summer.
3. Frugal ways and fabulous finds
Thrifting is personally rewarding, among other things. Some of the items I find at thrift stores are books. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how I often complain about exorbitant shipping costs. So, I continue to find some really good books from second-hand shops and library book sales. Three of them are on my summer reading list.
4. When you know it’s not about you…
The other day, I watched a documentary about/by Warren Buffer for some inspiration on finance and investment. One of the take-aways is this quote, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
I resonated with it because of a recent incident. I won’t go into details but I’ll say this, people are vicious on social media. It’s even more sad when it’s someone you know personally. But instead of reacting, I walked away.
5. On paving way to happiness
I’ll leave you with this inspiring song, Just Do You, by Indie Arie. I think it’s self-explanatory.
Hope your week has been filled with all things good. Enjoy your weekend!
Every Friday, I share five random things I’m reading, watching, doing and thinking about. Hope you find them interesting.