Today is a Gift – a Short Video about Gratitude

gratitude-excerpt

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=nj2ofrX7jAk

My friend Susie sent this beautiful video clip to me. I am very grateful she is in my life even far away I know she is there. Susie sends me interesting articles such as this one. I hope you enjoy this too and perhaps it makes your day.

The full clip is on http://www.ted.com if you want to see the entire clip with introduction by Louis Schwartzberg.

Sixty 60-Second Tips to a Healthier You

Sixty 60-Second Tips to a Healthier You

http://www.livebetteramerica.com/Home/healthy-living/health/well-being/articles/sixty-60-second-tips-to-a-healthier-you

Sixty 60-Second Tips to a Healthier You

A minute goes by like that (finger snap), but it’s more than enough time to do something that will help you feel good.
On any given day, we might not have an hour to go to the gym, 30 minutes to prepare a home-cooked meal, or 15 minutes to read. But who can’t find a minute here or there?

There are many things we can do that are good for us that take 60 seconds or less. Don’t believe it? Take a minute to read our list of 60, all practically guaranteed to make you feel good almost instantly. Ready. Set. GO!

  1. Drink a glass of water.
  2. Take 10 deep breaths.
  3. Think of something you’re grateful for.
  4. Scratch your dog’s belly.
  5. Pet your cat.
  6. Eat an apple.
  7. Swivel your hips.
  8. Shimmy your shoulders.
  9. Write a thank-you note.
  10. Call your parents.
  11. Do a yoga pose and hold it.
  12. Sprinkle a spoonful of flaxseed in something you’re about to eat.
  13. Hug someone you love.
  14. Hug someone you kinda, sorta like.
  15. Hug someone you don’t care for one bit.
  16. Sign up for an art class.
  17. Balance on one foot for 60 seconds.
  18. Balance on the other foot for 60 seconds.
  19. Floss your teeth.
  20. Schedule a complete physical.
  21. Eat a handful of almonds.
  22. Tell a joke.
  23. Do 60 jumping jacks.
  24. Close your eyes and think of nothing.
  25. Listen to one good song.
  26. Sing along to one good song.
  27. Dance to one good song.
  28. Eat a tomato like it’s an apple.
  29. Give someone a minute’s worth of your undivided attention.
  30. Make a cup of tea.
  31. Pay someone a compliment.
  32. Pay yourself a compliment.
  33. Jump rope.
  34. Do 10 push-ups, on your knees if you have to.
  35. Do 10 sit-ups, crunches if you have to.
  36. Make a list of your five favorite songs.
  37. Meditate.
  38. Try a vegetable you think you don’t like.
  39. Stretch and yawn, even if you’re not sleepy.
  40. Read a poem.
  41. Lie on the floor with your legs up a wall.
  42. Call your congressman about an issue that’s important to you.
  43. Spin a hula hoop around your waist, neck, or each arm.
  44. Read the first page of a new book.
  45. Make a list of your five favorite movies.
  46. Strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know.
  47. Make a paper plane and launch it.
  48. Take a multi-vitamin.
  49. Do 10 squats.
  50. Give yourself a temple massage.
  51. Bend forward at the waist and hang.
  52. Yodel.
  53. Gargle.
  54. Try to balance standing on your tippy toes.
  55. Eat a handful of berries.
  56. Open a window and take a breath of fresh air. Even if it’s January.
  57. Take off your shoes and walk barefoot. Even if it’s January.
  58. Look up into the branches of a tree.
  59. Send a check to a good cause.
  60. Wash your hands.

Sunshine Award Nomination – Thank You!

Recently, I was fortunate to receive some award nominations from another blogger. It is truly amazing to know that people value the content of So You Want To Be A Vegan. I have to admit I have come to love blogging and I find my energy and content takes different directions including photography, music videos and other content to share with you. This is in progress and I can’t wait to discover where it leads and the changes that comes with that.

I want to thank Made For Stars from Australia for the incredible recent nomination for a Sunshine Award. I didn’t know that existed and was surprised to find myself nominated. Thank you Made for Stars.

Thanks to all of you who impress with your blogs it’s incredible the creativity. New friends from around the world is awesome even if purely through the blogs.  I hope my blog goes on transitioning through weaving directions sharing with you and learning from you. What started as a Vegan blog has taken different dimensions and has been fun to explore different elements.  I am grateful to connect with many interesting people from around the world.