Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Author Noticed!

I wanted to share that Dan Pink, introduced in this post from a couple of days ago, found out about my new project and mentioned it on his blog. See the post from October 30 if it's no longer near the top.

This really surprised me and I'm still a little bit stunned. My surprise is due to having never had any interaction with the author of a book I've read other than the book itself. This little mention by him really helps the book and the author to come alive in a distinct way.

I think it's great that Dan is staying engaged in the community that is interested in this topic and it's fun to get noticed!

Thanks Dan!

Gratitude-A-Day Oct 31, 2006

Today, I'm grateful for insulation and indoor heat.

Note: The high temp dropped about 35 degrees from yesterday.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Gratitude-A-Day Oct 30, 2006

Today, I'm grateful for advanced medical technology.

Note: I'm on my way to get a CAT scan of my head this morning.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Gratitude-A-Day Oct 29, 2006

Today, I'm grateful for the opportunity to explore the role of gratitude in my life in a free and open way.

Notes: It's tought to pick just one thing!


I'm starting a new daily (hopefully) ritual that I call Gratitude-A-Day. I got this idea from Dan Pink's book "A Whole New Mind" and this is one aspect of a series of activities I'm calling "Right Brain Play". I hope to post a daily note here about something for which I feel gratitude. This is going to be a bit of a challenge for me as I've never felt very comfortable with this type of ritual. Over our family Thanksgiving dinner someone will usually bring up the idea of going around the table and sharing what we're grateful for. I clam up in the face of this opportunity and usually just listen. I'm interested to see how this goes!

Here are a couple of links that I used to get me started: