#372 Umbrella Karma Nov15

#372 Umbrella Karma

Umbrella karma is when you lose your umbrella somewhere but then randomly find another one somewhere else. Whoops, left your rainshade in the restaurant? No worries, there’s an extra one in your front closet from last week’s party. Shoot, did you leave yours at the back of the bus?...

#373 When you think you’re all out of candy but find one more left in the pack Nov14

#373 When you think you’re all out of candy but find one more left in the pack

Also known as the M&M Encore. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Subscribe to my newsletter to receive articles on intentional living — The post #373 When you think you’re all out of candy but find one more left in the pack appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#374 Laughter at a funeral Nov13

#374 Laughter at a funeral

We’re all going down. People, it’s sad but it’s true: nothing’s gonna stop your big final drop. So live it up now, live it up large, because at the end of the day you aren’t really in charge. Look, we’re not spinning, gninnips, spinning on this wet rock for...

#375 Realizing someone has the exact same birthday as you Nov12

#375 Realizing someone has the exact same birthday as you

Finding out someone shares a birthday with you feels like stars aligning, hearts criss-crossing, and lives twisting and tangling together. If they share your actual year it’s even more special because you grew up sharing moments and memories and histories and horoscopes, too. Libra to...

#376 Realizing you still remember all the words to that song you haven’t heard in years Nov11

#376 Realizing you still remember all the words to that song you haven’t heard in years

Your brain is a machine. Yes, that soft and squishy lump is bursting with colors and pictures and people and places and smells and sights and sounds. Your brain knows things it hasn’t even told you yet. Sometimes it surprises you with forgotten flickers, crystal-clear connections, or...

#377 Taking off your pants Nov08

#377 Taking off your pants

Cavemen didn’t wear jeans. Nope, hiding from mammoths, bashing saber-tooth skulls, and setting up the cave was tough enough without furry leg-warmers chafing their hairy thighs. And, it wasn’t just them either: Free-legs living was The Thing To Do for the past hundred thousand years until...

#378 Finally making it past whatever it was that caused traffic to slow down Nov07

#378 Finally making it past whatever it was that caused traffic to slow down

Hit the gas, baby. You’re free. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Facebook — The post #378 Finally making it past whatever it was that caused traffic to slow down appeared first on 1000 Awesome...

#379 Horrible school photo trends Nov06

#379 Horrible school photo trends

Everybody’s got a classic. Buried in the basement, brass-framed in the family room, you’ve got a dusty 8×10 gem of a bad school photo featuring a bad school photo trend: • That laser background. Remember when the studio hired an acid junkie to paint that pink and blue laser...

#380 Lying on someone’s chest and hearing their heartbeat Nov05

#380 Lying on someone’s chest and hearing their heartbeat

While lying on the grass, lazing on the couch, or relaxing in some crumpled sheets, you sometimes just fall into the moment with someone you love. After the conversation dies down and the background noise fades away you smile silently and melt into an arms-and-legs embrace. Gaze into their...

#381 Somehow actually finishing a bar of soap Nov04

#381 Somehow actually finishing a bar of soap

Scrub those suds, baby. Work that hard square down to a soft-cornered bar. Work that soft-cornered bar down to smooth oval. Work that smooth oval down to a thin bar with deep creases. Work that thin bar with deep creases down to a jagged soap icicle. And then make a big decision: 1. Toss the...

#382 Catching up to that car that just whizzed past you at the next red light Nov01

#382 Catching up to that car that just whizzed past you at the next red light

Wind whips through the windows, trees sway slowly outside, and music beats through the car stereo as we cruise calmly down empty streets on a long drive home. Then suddenly blurs flash in our mirrors and zoom past us in an engine-roaring rush, disappearing into tiny red dots over distant...

#383 The Moon Oct31

#383 The Moon

Everyone loves the sun. Plants, light, tanlines, we get it, we get it. But, you know what? Today’s the day to give props to that other big guy floating up in the sky. Yes, we say the Moon’s worth respecting for a few big reasons: 1. Lights up the night. Sure, the moon isn’t...