Monday, April 26, 2010

When life sucks

Its no secret. Life is hard. You get raw deals, people treat you badly. So how do you get by?

What helps me stay positive is recalling all of the cool things in life that you forget about. Here is a short list of my favorite things in life.

1) After a long day a work, my kids running and yelling "Daddy's home!" as they can't get to me fast enough.
2) My wife when she's trying not to smile :)
3) Road trips to Winona... and stopping in Pepin Heights for carmel covered apples.
4) When fishing, and you feel a bass grab the bait hard.
5) Watching baseball at the mini-met on a warm summer night, with a beer in hand.

Below is the story of what can happen when you focus on one awesome thing each day.

Neil Pasricha is a no-name 30-year-old guy who started 1000 Awesome Things back in June 2008 with the goal of writing about one awesome thing every weekday.

He did this as his life was falling apart. His best friend took his own life and Pasricha's wife left him. They sold their house, and he moved to a tiny apartment, where he tried to get things back on track by talking about one simple, universal little joy every single day — like snow days, bakery air, or popping bubble wrap.

In 2009 Neil Pasricha, won a "webby" for his creation of He now just released his new book called, "The Book of Awesome". Currently over 13 million people have visited his site.

I recommend writing down what you are grateful about. It might just turn your day around. If you don't want to try it, at least sign up for a daily dose of awesome at

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