This post is mostly meant to be an homage to one of my top influences for building this site and starting this blog.
A couple of years ago, Neil Pasricha started a blog called “1000 Awesome Things”.
(Click on this link to check it out http://www.1000AwesomeThings.com)
(Scroll to the bottom of this post for the link to his TedTalk. Probably the best one I’ve ever seen.)
I’ll let you research the story on your own if you want, but to make a long story short, Neil took the simple things in life and elaborated on them just a little bit. Enough to make you want to finish what he wrote, but not so long that you feel inundated by, yet another, long winded diatribe on why “ice cream in the summertime” is so awesome. We know that. The topics he chooses as muses (you like that rhyme scheme?) are things that you and I both notice, but never bring to light and certainly don’t interject into a conversation. I planted some dough in one book and bought the other, because although I’ve been a subscriber to his blog for a long time, the books eventually stop coming out if nobody buys them. So I got one for my wife. She is not a reader, but anybody can read two pages. Especially when those two pages create a chemical reaction in your brain that makes you want more and more awesome things to be brought to your attention. Start with this book, go check out the blog, and there will be more to come. He is just getting started. And so am I, right in his book.
If you’re fortunate enough to pick up this book in the first place, count your lucky stars, because you are about to put on a new pair of glasses with perfect vision. As you start to thumb through the pages you are amazed by the simplistic, yet clever writing style implemented through out the entire book. But then it seems as though somebody has left a book marker here. Is this somebody else’s book?
NOPE! This is your book! This is “extra” yours, because you just found money right in the pages!
Now, how awesome is that? You just picked up a book about awesome and you were blessed with some awesomeness all of your own, all in the same trip to the book store. This just one more reason to keep buying books in physical form. There’s something to be said for thumbing through a great book. Enjoy this one 🙂
CLICK HERE! To watch Neil discuss, in detail, the birth of one of the greatest blogs of all time.