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Lifestyle
by Chris
3 years ago
Random Act of Treasure

I don't expect to come upon a map hidden behind the frame of an old picture in my attic any time soon, but I was inspired to give a taste of that excitement for someone else.

Lifestyle
by Chris
3 years ago
Kindness On A Rainy Day

Credit: self I love to perform random acts of kindness, but for some reason, during the fall and winter, I lost my inspiration for a unique and fun way to be compassionate to others. My mom is my cohort on these expeditions of kindness, and she sent me a text...

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Bubbles, Chalk, and Balls

It isn't every day that the conditions are completely perfect to leave a treat to be found in Vancouver during the spring. My city has more than its fair share of rainfall during the regular days of the year, but during springtime the rain flows. Luckily on Monday we had a wonderful break with a big dose of sunshine, so I could perform my newest secret service act.

Home & Garden
by Chris
4 years ago
Change Your Toilet Seat Change Your Life

This morning I was listening to a speech by Jack Canfield called 'The Secret Formula For Success.' The highlights of the talk are to make a list of one-hundred things that you want to accomplish before you die, make a list of things in your home that irritate you, and then write my goals with an end date.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Snap, Crackle, Pop

I love to perform acts of service, and I really like to do it when the act is easy, and it speaks to me on a resonant and feeling level. I constantly peruse the Internet for ideas, and I see a lot of classics like taking up garbage cans for your neighbor, baking cookies and giving them to friends, and paying for the car behind you when you go through a drive-through for food or drink. Don't get me wrong, I love the classics, but when someone comes up with a clever idea that matches our unique world today, I get really excited.

Entertainment
by Chris
4 years ago
Favorite Scenes I Personally Lived From The Office

The reason The Office was so successful on TV, in my opinion, is because it mimicked the doldrums and banal grind that the average office worker experiences. I worked in a pharmacy when the show originally aired, but the jokes, pranks, and mind-numbing meetings were still a large part of my career. It was crazy how closely my life resembled the certain scenes, almost eerily so.

Auto
by Chris
4 years ago
Smells Like Cars

It's springtime in Vancouver, and that means one thing to me; cars, cars, cars! I'm hard-pressed to think of anything I don't appreciate about cars. In fact, I bet I could make a list of a hundred things I love about cars.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
You Have Me In Stitches

My mother makes the most beautiful crochet blankets for her family, and from the time I was a child, I was intrigued with the intricate loops and stitches of crochet. I would often ask my mother to teach me how to crochet, but it was a frustrating exercise for both of us because, for some reason, I just couldn't wrap my mind and fingers around the project simultaneously. The itch to stitch never left me and while searching YouTube one day, I came across a tutorial for learning to crochet, it was amazing how quickly I finally understood how to start a blanket, and my skills grew from there.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
What Are You Doing?

It was the last straw when my buddy at work quit, and I was left alone to pull orders with the new weird guy who was hired. He sang "Your Body Is A Wonderland" by John Mayer over and over to no one, (Enter gag reflex here), the parts ordering clerk would always wait until the last few of hours to send out orders to be filled, and every night my body was drained and sore. So I quit. There's a kind of elation that follows quitting a job that few things can match, it's like getting all of your power back in one fell swoop. Then the reality set in. No more income meant no rent paid, so I made the mad dash to find another job, which never materialized

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Reverse Easter Egg Hunt

Last night, I was feeling good and wondering what I was going to do today, when I was overcome by the fun idea of a reverse Easter egg hunt. Okay, it's still like a regular Easter egg hunt, but way more fun! My purse has been rattling with loose change for a few weeks, and the original idea blossomed into filling plastic eggs with coins for kids or adults to find in local parks. I wanted to share the experience with someone, but I wasn't sure who, so I resolved to play secret agent of joy by myself and went to bed.

Business & Money
by Chris
4 years ago
Don't Motivate An Idiot

Motivation: The act of convincing yourself or someone else to complete a task that, a) you don't want to do or b) they don't want to do for a promised reward.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
What Love Is

At last, it's February, the month of love, the month where we show our partners and friends how much we care for them by giving flowers, chocolate, and extravagant gifts. We say I love you with cards and dinners in fancy restaurants. This month puts a spotlight on our relationships, or lack of one. I was taught from a young age to seek out a partner in life and create a family, and I would find supreme happiness. That admonition to find joy through a family never rang true for me. It felt like love means you give up everything you want for some arbitrary "greater good." I had a vision of my life being swallowed up in the life of my partner and subsequent offspring. I would be trapped in a prison of my own creation.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Dear Secret Benefactor

This year has been especially miraculous because I have been actively choosing to be happy. I invited joy to find me in unexpected ways, and after I read a book called Money: A Love Story, a really magical thing happened. I had been keeping close tabs on my bank account because I was worried how little there was in it. The book said that if I'm open to it, money can come to me in ways I never expected. I said inside my head, "Okay, Universe you know how to do it, and I'm going to get out of the way." On January third, I saw $100 added to my account. I called my bank certain that there must have been an accounting error. The operator assured me that it wasn't an accounting error and that the person who added the money to my account wanted to remain anonymous. I have never been so blown away until another $100 was added to my account the following month. I still don't know who my benefactor is, but I wanted to let them know that their generosity ignited the giver in me, and that gift is one I treasure daily.

Health
by Chris
4 years ago
Just For The Rest Of Your Life

As we barrel toward the end of the year, my thoughts turn toward resolutions and self-improvement. I have been one of the many who resolved to exercise, eat right, and lose weight. I would begin the journey full of grand ideas of the result with only a careless glance at what I would need to accomplish day to day to get to my desired result. By January 15th, my resolve would weaken, and I would find excuses to allow poor eating habits and to skip workouts. I despaired of ever finding a way to keep myself motivated until my sister, niece, and I started running this past summer.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
It Is Stuck For Good

As my parents raised me, they offered a lot of advice, mixed in with the occasional threat when I was naughty, but mostly advice on how to get through this world. Their advice ranged from dating tips to helping the world become a better place. I want to share with you the advice which has stuck with me into my adulthood.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Things I Don't See Much Anymore

This week has been a comedy of errors, well not errors exactly, but I have applied to more than ten companies in hopes of finding full time employment. It's as if I signed my resume: Please don't hire me or even give me any hope with a phone interview. It's disheartening to say the least. I used to apply for jobs with certain knowledge that I would be offered the job, and that I could accept or refuse the position because there was always another position waiting in the wings. It's made me feel nostalgic for what used to be.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Poverty Is Not An Excuse

Today my sister and I volunteered to help clean up the riverbank of the Columbia River. She had seen a cry for volunteer help in the online newspaper and alerted me to the cause. I had seen the ad myself and didn't want to volunteer by myself so the invitation from my sister was a welcome reason to go. We met at her apartment and carpooled because we assumed that parking would be limited due to the flood of community support.

Health
by Chris
4 years ago
Run As Fast As You Can

Recently, I have taken up the sport of running with my sister and niece. We each want to lose weight and to be all around healthier and more energetic. My usual MO when it comes to exercising is to get hyped by an infomercial, buy the workout DVD, and use it faithfully for about two months. That's it, two months tops, and then it goes to the shelf of forgotten workouts.

Lifestyle
by Chris
4 years ago
Get Out Right Now

When I come back to work on Monday, everyone is eager to share what they did over the weekend. I'm usually appalled by the boring repetitions of, "I slept all weekend." If someone felt particularly ambitious, they might have gone out to dinner or read a few chapters of the latest best seller. It seems the older I get the more boring people become. They are satisfied with a fresh-cut lawn, a big dinner, and hours of mindless television. Let me give you a taste of the weekends I've had for the past month, and yes the weekend starts on Friday:

Business & Money
by Chris
5 years ago
Why Twiddle When You Can Fiddle?

I'm currently employed at a company who has me on call on Mondays and Fridays. I'm used to be employed full-time with a good sense of what my schedule will be. It stresses me out somewhat because I can't start on a long-term project without fearing an interruption. I also cannot tolerate being idle while I wait for the call to come in. This has led me to create a list of things I want to practice, study, or accomplish, which don't take much time.

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