Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday inspiration

Happy Friday friends!

I’m feeling especially chipper this morning. Maybe it’s because it’s the eve of my birthday and I get to celebrate with family tonight. It could be because I (finally!) slept like a total rock last night.

Perhaps it’s because my work calendar looks like this today:
I can't tell you the last time it's ever been so empty. Bring on the productivity!

Or maybe it’s because earlier this week, during a team meeting, we talked about this video (I highly recommend it for a little laughter and a lot of inspiration):

After watching it, we all realized that we could stand to be more deliberately happy in our lives.

The next morning I had a little red notebook on my chair—with a challenge.
For the next 21 days, each of us (on our team of 8) is going to journal daily about 3 things we’re grateful for and 1 positive experience we've had that day. We’re also going to make an effort to do at least 1 random act of kindness each day.

I’m excited to see how these activities can help bring positivity to our lives and our work. We’ve had a lot of change and transition over the last year. A shift in thinking may be just the inspiration we need to get back on track.

And if nothing else, what a great opportunity to take a moment at the end of the day to look past the exhaustion, forget any frustrations, and reflect on the inherent good in your day.

Only 2 days in and I’m already feeling inspired.


  1. i love that video!

    oh and

    HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY! i hope you have the greatest time!

  2. A great challenge, good luck carrying on for 21 days! Random acts of kindness are THE BEST. Blog about some?

  3. I LOVE that TED talk! So inspiring.

    Good luck in the nest 21 days! And..


  4. ahh, don't you love nights without any plans!? total relaxation! Happy birthday!

  5. Sometimes it's really nice to see the good in every day. I have definitely been trying to focus on that lately.