Inspiration

I am starting a new series in my blog called ‘Inspiration’. I post several things i found inspiring that week including art, quotes, tips, websites, books, people, and music.  It is a place to reflect on the week and give a shout out to things that pushed me in the right direction. To check out other ‘Inspiration’ posts follow the tag: inspiration.

Quote:

 “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s           indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

                                                                                        ― Elie Wiesel

Photography:

Courtesy of Miguel-Santos

Courtesy of Miguel-Santos

Book:

Uglies TrilogyCourtesy of Simon & Schuster

Uglies Trilogy
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Tip:

Learn something from everyone.

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List Your Greatest Comforts

The prompt for week 2 of project 52 is to list my greatest comforts.

Greatest Comforts

  1. My bed
  2. Talking to my mother
  3. Reading a book, any book
  4. Wearing my pjs and fuzzy slippers
  5. Hot drinks
  6. The sound of rain on a cold night
  7. The smell of fresh grass on sunny day
  8. Oversized sweaters
  9. Late night talks
  10. Organising my room and knowing where everything is
  11. Being completely wrapped up in a movie or book that the characters seem so real
  12. Fridays
  13. Taking my shoes off at the end of the day
  14. Not setting the alarm
  15. Long hugs

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Courtesy of Harper Collins

Courtesy of Harper Collins

The Alchemist has been sitting on my bookshelf for years. It came highly recommended from many people that share my love for books. They told me how its their favourite book, its inspirational, and how it changed their life. I went out and bought it, 6 years later i finally finished reading it. Yes, it is an inspirational book. It even made it on my weekly inspirations post, but i must admit i was disappointed with it. Every year i pick it up and end up putting it. This year i powered through in 2 days and reached the end. Every time i turned the page i was hoping to reach the part where i will be swept of my feet. Some books take a while to grab you, but honestly wasn’t invested in this book till the last 10 pages. At any point i could have put it down and never thought about it again, which i did many times in the past. As i have mentioned in my blog i struggle to keep working on my dreams and the book very appropriately talks about never losing sight of your ‘destiny’. I guess its one of those that you want to love more than you really do. I like the moral of the story, but the plot was lacking in my opinion.

A few quote’s i enjoyed:

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

― Paulo Coelho

Inspiration

I am starting a new series in my blog called ‘Inspiration’. I post several things i found inspiring that week including art, quotes, tips, websites, books, people, and music.  It is a place to reflect on the week and give a shout out to things that pushed me in the right direction. To check out other ‘Inspiration’ posts follow the tag: inspiration.

Book:

Courtesy of Harper Collins

Courtesy of Harper Collins

Quote:

“Doubt ’til thou canst doubt no more…doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought.” – Albert Guerard

Fitness & Health:

Photo:

Courtesy of Murray Mitchel

Courtesy of Murray Mitchel

To Read in 2013

Books i want to read in 2013

I’m going to start a list of books i would like to eventually read and keep track of them. I might review some of them here in the future. The list is all over the place some are older books while others are fairly new. I’ll add to the list as i discover new books.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Matched by Ally Condie
  3. Uglies by by Scott Westerfeld
  4. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  6. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  7. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  9. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  10. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  13. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Pat Conroy
  14. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  15. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  16. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  18. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  19. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  20. The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
  21. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  22. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  23. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  24. Quiet by Susan Cain
  25. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green