This beautiful effect

Today I stood in the sunshine and talked to one of my very best friends and felt immediately a little bit better. Not that I was feeling bad, everything is ok thank you, it’s just that talking to special people always makes the world a little, or a lot, better than it was before. I guess that’s why being in love is so exciting. Every time you see that special person all the colours get turned up, interesting things get more interesting, fun things are way more fun, and boring or plain old bad stuff is magically less bad. Friends, lovers and family, and sometimes the kindness or wisdom of strangers, all have this beautiful effect. Every time I stop to notice this, I think how very lucky I am.

But anyway. Me and her, we came to a conclusion: there needs to be less TV. It eats your brain and your time and while it’s all very well in it’s place, we need less, please. Which brings me on to the rather wonderful Holstee Manifesto, the sentiments of which I applaud wholeheartedly.

I can’t remember if my cousin showed me it first or if it was introduced by the manifestly fabulous Brain Pickings, which is expanding my grey matter daily at the moment.

Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.;

Sounds good? It is. Visit, read, appreciate. And don’t say I’m not good to you.