Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Brother’s Graduation & Minimalism

My brother’s college graduation is tomorrow. I cannot believe it. I’m so proud of him. He’s graduating with a BFA in Sculpture. I know he will go on to do great things.

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^^ Me & Rob. Summer of 1990? Maybe ’91? ^^

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^^ Thanksgiving 2005, I think. No idea what’s with the weird faces. Ignore the bangs I am growing out. ^^

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^^ July, 2010 – wedding day. ^^

I’ll make sure to take one tomorrow and update this post with it. I wish I had access right now to more of the pictures our parents took of us growing up. There are so many albums but they are all in NJ.

Today’s Blog Every Day in May

Today’s prompt is supposed to be: Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it.

I actually am pretty happy with my life right now. Sure, I have issues – if you are a living breathing human being you probably do too. There was a time when I might have shared those issues online with random strangers who might be reading this blog, but I’d rather focus on the positive.

So instead, I’m going to do a prompt that I missed earlier in the month:

Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I love this quote because it speaks to minimalism. In writing, in decorating, in writing code – I always want to keep it simple while still getting the most out of whatever it is I’m doing. Maybe this won’t exactly make sense, but – why write 10 sentences when 3 can do say the same? Why write 10 lines of code when you can get the same output with 3 lines? Why fill a home with unused possessions when you can enjoy it for the lack of stuff?

I get that not everyone is a minimalist, but I definitely am, and that’s why I love this quote.

What’s your favorite quote? Do you have any loved ones graduating this month?

Weekly Workouts + Inspiration

This is one of my favorite quotes.

“With malice towards none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right… let us strive… to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

–Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1865

Workouts For Last Week

Monday, 1/16: slim & sleek, fast (45 minutes); loooots of walking (meandering for 3-4 hours)
Tuesday, 1/17: ~2 miles walking
Wednesday, 1/18: teach yoga @ lunch (45 minutes); ~1 mile walk
Thursday, 1/19: Ashtanga workshop (2 hours); teach yoga @ lunch (50 minutes); ~1 mile walk
Friday, 1/20: nothing icon sad Weekly Workouts + Inspiration feeling sick
Saturday, 1/21: Yin Yang yoga (90 minutes), ~2 miles walking
Sunday, 1/22: ~3 miles walking

What exercise have you been doing lately?

Garden Beets and Nuggets of Wisdom

I just found this very insightful nugget:

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

From a fantastic article in the WSJ.

Guess what these are?

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They are steamed beets from my dad’s garden. Tender, sweet, and fresh. The best kind of beets, I think. I’ve never had better. I like eating them plain or topped with yogurt, or in a sandwich. I’ll post the sandwich later.

What’s your favorite way to eat beets? What’s your favorite quote or nugget of wisdom?

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