Instead of fueling the fear for what tomorrow may bring, I will first read this book.
Instead of the incessant spread of political hate, lies, half-truths, and sarcasms, I will first read this book.
Instead of stirring the never-ending sports smack pot between differing fans of favorite universities and pro teams, I will first read this book.
Instead of losing my health over national healthcare, I will first read this book.
Instead of the gritch about paying taxes and bills, I will first read this book.
Instead of being unreligious about the being of religious, I will first read this book.
Instead of abusing my environment or thinking human supremacy is all that, I will first read this book.
Instead of wasting a resource or turning a blind eye to any kind of resourceful future, I will first read this book.
Instead of being a doom-n-gloom conspiracy theorist, I will first read this book.
Instead of making an excuse or point a blaming finger, I will first read this book.
This post is beginning to sound like a bucket list….
Which reminds me, instead of completing a bucket list, I will first read this book.
Instead of being on the computer so much (blog, Facebook, CSPAN, Snopes, FactCheck, ESPN, etc.), I will first read this book.
Instead of being a smart-alec so much, I will first read this book (for content already applicable to my commentary).
Instead of taking a picture, well…ok…some things I may do first and then read this book.
It will never replace the Bible on my desk, but I will read this book. In so doing, it coupled with the Bible just might make a bigger “Instead of” difference in my daily dealings and attitude than I expect.
The book’s description goes like this: The Book of Awesome reminds readers of the little things that should make them smile, but which are often overlooked. From wearing underwear just out of the dryer to sleeping in new bed sheets, this collection is filled with touching, funny observations.
Based on the award-winning 10-million-plus-hit blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesomeis a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life’s little moments: Popping Bubble Wrap Wearing underwear just out of the dryer Fixing electronics by smacking them Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding Watching The Price Is Right when you’re home sick Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row Waking up and realizing it’s Saturday Sometimes it’s easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it’s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us-sometimes we just need someone to point them out. The Book of Awesomereminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award- winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesomeis filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you’ll remember all the things there are to feel good about.
I’m thinking life may be much too short to always be so unhappy in it, so I ordered my AWESOME book last night, and that has already made me smile.