[Every Friday, I share my favorite reads from around the blogosphere over the past week. Enjoy!]
Michael: I want to run, but it’s freaking raining out….what do I do?
Michael: It’s pouring…like…literally downpour.
Me: Well did you want to run?
Michael: Ya, but only because it was convenient for me…I get it.
Me: You asked
~Joel Runyon at Blog of Impossible Things
Beyond showing up
You’ve probably got that part nailed. Butt in seat, smile on your face. We often run into people who understand their job to be showing up on time to do the work that’s assigned.
We’ve moved way beyond that now.
Discomfort Zone: How to Master the Universe
Of all the skills I’ve learned in the past 7 years of changing my life, one skill stands out:
Learning to be comfortable with discomfort.
If you learn this skill, you can master pretty much anything. You can beat procrastination, start exercising, make your diet healthier, learn a new language, make it through challenges and physically grueling events, explore new things, speak on a stage, let go of all that you know, and become a minimalist. And that’s just the start.
~Leo Babauta at Zen Habits
And, for your weekly dose of amusement:
Letter I Probably Won’t Send
To the Man in front of me at the Dollar Store buying a fake rose, chapstick, K-Y Jelly and three servings of Armour potted meat:
I’m not sure if I should be disgusted at this unique combination of purchases or admire you for your effort and optimism. The fake rose is admirable, but if you are in fact planning for a romantic evening with someone other than yourself—as your purchase of K-Y Jelly instead of lotion and Kleenex would suggest—the addition of potted meat is quite troubling.
Putting aside the fact I only eat plants and would rather eat the metal pot than the “meat” your potted meat contains, the Dollar Store does offer a variety of other edible creations that might help to set a more “romantic” mood—canned oysters (aphrodisiac!) crackers or even a cupcake mix (chocolate!) might be a better solution.
And K-Y Jelly from the Dollar Store? Remember that you get what you pay for, and take note of the woman behind me the other day who filled her cart with at-home pregnancy tests, ovulation kits and Cheetos. Prevention is key, my friend.
~Abby Heugel at Abby Has Issues
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