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Read What You Need

A few years ago on Lori Deschene's inspirational domain "TinyBuddha.com", a profoundly optimistic numbered list of "Seven Reasons to Be Happy Even if Things Aren't Pefect Now":

  1. Enjoying the present moment is a habit that takes practice.
  2. Finding reasons to be happy now can benefit your future.
  3. Tuning into joy can improve your health, something that affords you many possibilities in life.
  4. Consistent, long-term happiness depends on your ability to notice and appreciate the details; you can hone that skill right now.
  5. Every day is a new opportunity to be better than yesterday; that pursuit can increase your self-esteem and, accordingly, your happiness.
  6. You can be who you want to be right now, no matter what your situation looks like.
  7. Finding joy in the present moment, no matter how inadequate it may seem, makes a difference in other people's lives.

... useful thoughts (albeit a bit overlapping and interdependent?) — and far more important, a gentle reminder at the bottom of that web page:

http://zhurnaly.com/images/tiny_buddha_reading-icon.png

... a "tiny Buddha" icon that leads to "Read What You Need", Deschene's profoundly wise advice to be mindful of the addictive nature of hypermedia, where clicking from article to article is fast, fun, sometimes educational, but also seductive.

Instead Deschene suggests "... ask yourself whether or not you actually need to read additional content, or if it might be better to disconnect and do something with what you've just read ..." — and thereby "... be more mindful and effective in your life ...".

Yes, and... gotta go now!

(cf. Smile and Listen (2011-08-20), Let Others Be Right (2012-12-31), ...) - ^z - 2016-01-16