Inspiration! Roundup: Living Life All Over Again, the Universe, Homemade Cards, and More!

A collection of inspirational thing, a poem about living life over again, time lapse of the universe, startled animals, and more!
This Week's "I want to go to there": I am just so ready for summer!
Photo by Arthur Poulin.

Over Again

If I had my life to live over again,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax.
I’d limber up.
I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances,
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.

I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones.
you see, I’m one of those people who was sensible and sane,
hour after hour,
day after day.

Nadine Stair, 85 years old

The Universe

A ten-minute time-lapse of the universe's creation.

Homemade Cards

Here's an idea that you could use if you have kids: use the never-ending deluge of artwork they bring home from school or daycare as greeting cards. I know I would love it.


Lindsey Thomas makes felted animals who all look a little... bewildered. It's very charming.


"Complaining is something that seems to come so easy and naturally to us, but the problem is: complaints have no magic. They don't make anyone's day better, and they don't help the situation. Try to go on a complaint cleanse. Monitor when complaints pop into your mind, and instead of saying them out loud, let them go. When we do this, we allow for our language to be part of how we make the world more magical and peaceful."
-Chloe Wade

I tried to do 24 hours without complaining once. It was harder than I expected it to be, and I probably complained about it. Still, it's a pretty wonderful habit to get into. There are far more magical things to talk about.

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