Sunday, April 25, 2010

"The Book of Awesome" by Neil Pasricha

Yesterday morning on MSNBC, anchor Alex Witt was reading a book titled "The Book of Awesome" by Neil Pasricha and did an interview with him. The book sounds truly "awesome." It is basically a list of the little wonders in life that make it a little happier.

As it turns out, there is also a blog, 1000 Awesome Things, that lists these "awesome" things, as well as postings on Twitter (1000Awesome) and Facebook (1000 Awesome Things).

Some of the "awesome" things listed are snow days, bakery air, peeling an orange in one shot, the smell and sound of a campfire, the other side of the pillow, getting out of the car after a really long road trip, popping bubble wrap, and 993 other fun and "awesome" things to enjoy.

I've always believed it's the little things in life that are the most precious. I also believe that we need to teach our children to be grateful for these simple pleasures. So many children (and adults) think they have to have the best clothes, the latest iPod, the sportiest car, or the most expensive of anything and everything. But there's nothing that gives a student (or teacher) more pleasure than waking up and finding that they get to enjoy a snow day.


  1. Your blog is on my daily check-in list - thank you for great posts!

    I left you a gift on my blog - please visit and have a happy one!!

    Jennifer McIntyre

  2. To at the Blue Barn: Hey, your blog is on my list also (Google Reader). Thank you for the honor. I will do my best to pay it forward.

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