A strange gift

Co-workers of mine are often sending around links to different Ted Talks. While I was watching one on design I saw a link of this video.

I think that this was an interesting video (minus the long ad at the end). An interesting perspective.

I shared this with my mom, who survived this gift, just in a different form. I had a feeling that she could relate. I know she looks at things differently, I imagine I would too. While Stacey says she ‘wouldn’t change her experience’ because it made her outlook positively change, I have a feeling that a lot of people would rather not have this gift, but just learn to embrace life differently. But then again, I have not been so gifted.

Anyone else who has had this gift, or something like it, have an opinion on this video? Can you relate to Stacey? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


October- Fall Into Fun

As much as I LOVE the summer I am really starting to come around to early fall. October is when the leaves are changing into beautiful bright colors, cider is available everywhere, cider donuts are in season and their sweet, sugar flavors have me hooked, and it’s when I get a little crazy buying a lot of pairs of tights. But besides that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While I think all those walks are kinda pointless- don’t waste money on crews to clean up your discarded water cups, but just donate $$$ directly to the cause- I strongly believe that there are special days and months to remember things that make you happy or helping others  behappy. So remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and Cookie Month. And don’t forget all these daily weird/fun/wacky celebrations…

October 1- World Smile Day

October 2nd- Name Your Car Day

October 3th- National Caramel Custard Day

October 4th- National Taco Day

October 5th- World Teacher’s Day

October 6th-  Mad Hatter Day

October 7th- Bathtub Day

October 8th- National Fluffanutter Day

October 9th- Universal Music Day

October 10th- National Cake Decorating Day

October 11th- National Coming Out Day

October 12th- National Farmers Day

October 13th- Navy’s Birthday

October 14th- Be Bald and Be Free Day

October 15th- National Grouch Day

October 16th- Dictionary Day

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October 17th- Black Poetry Day

October 18th- National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19th- Evaluate Your Life Day

October 20th- Medical Assistants Recognition Day

October 21st- Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 22nd- National Nut Day

October 23rd- National Mole Day

October 24th- United Nations Day

October 25th- National Greasy Foods Day

October 26th- National Pretzel Day

October 27th- Cranky Co-Workers Day


October 28th- Wild Food Day

October 29th- Birthday of the Internet

October 30th- National Candy Corn Day and Mischief Night

October 31st- Halloween