It’s really not hard, as long as you have a sense of appreciation for the beauty in simple everyday things. If anything, this goal should have been to never lose my sense of wonder, for that would be a sad day indeed. There is so much beauty and love all around us! Just take a quiet moment and stop to listen to the birds sing. Or the way the trees cast shadows across the lawns and intertwine with the shadows of others. The way dew on a spiderweb glitters like diamonds in the morning sun. The way someone looks at you and is just emanating love, epsecially the love we are worthy enough to receive from out pets, for they have no filter of fear like us humans do. We love, but will hold back if we think for even a second we could en up getting hurt. Their love is honest and pure, which is the most beautiful thing if we are willing to accept and reciprocate it. Don’t be blind, just open yourself up to the universe and behold all it has to offer. 3 years ago
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The challenge today was conduct a silly science experiment. Well, I buy koolaide singles to pour into my water bottles because I hate plain water. Anyway, on the koolaide singles box it says that it is not recommended for use with carbonated drinks. I was curious why.
So, I took out the 20 ounce bottle of sprite that had been unopened in my refrigerator for over a month and a tropical punch flavored koolaide singles packet. I only had to pour about a 3rd of the packet in for the sprite to bubble up red foam to the top and just over the rim of the bottle. Had I poured the whole packet in, it probably would have bubbled over.
It reminded me of one of those classic science scenes where a person in a lab coat is holding a beaker of solution as it bubbles down the side. it was pretty cool to watch. As a good scientist, I should note that the koolaide looked darker than it does in water I think. however this could be due to the green tint of the sprite bottle.
As for the taste, it was okay. It had more of a chemical taste
(like that of diet soda) than does koolaide or regular sprite normally. In sum, this would be great for a kid’s science fair project or for special effects for a movie but, not for drinking. 4 years ago
i’m monkeykid81 and my other account got all messed up. I’ll delete it if I can ever log back into it. Nonetheless, back to the escape plan day 4. the challenge bring something childlike into your home or work space. I bought a velvet art poster for the challenge. It has very cartoonish drawings of an ostrich, hippo and snake. when I finish coloring it. I will hang it up on my closet door.
okay confession time: I dropped the ball on the escape plan when school started again. However,my adultitis came back and it is making my grumpy (on good days). So, this is just something I need to do for my sanity. It will just have to fit in my busy schedule 4 years ago
I feel like I definitely do this daily now I just need to learn how to deal with the not so good stuff. 6 years ago
Whenever I revel in the small things that make life so cool, hy do i always get strange looks or comments? 7 years ago
Last night as I was leaving home in the evening, I looked up and saw these really bright vertical lights in the sky. I had never seen anything like it. I thought some swanky bash must be going on downtown and these must be some new high-tech laser searchlights to draw attention to the event. Then I noticed more of them… to my right… and to my left… all around me, 365 degrees! They were much taller than the ones in this picture. Totally breathtaking.
Everyone was talking about it, and local news stations received hundreds of calls.
I thought I was seeing the northern lights for the first time, but apparently they are called “light pillars” and they are formed by ice crystals in the air reflecting man-made light sources on the ground. The pillars were yellow and green and orange and pink, much like the northern lights are. Fascinating!
More info on the phenomenon here. 7 years ago
Somehow it seems like lots of my goals relate to my experience at Burning Man. 7 years ago
(some more than 2 feet in diameter!). The wind was a bit strong to make anything bigger. This is so simple, and everyone loves it. They’re so beautiful and magical, the way the colors swirl through them and the way they float.
I hereby vow to engage my sense of wonder more often! The nice thing is it often engages those around me, too. My bubbles nearly caused car accidents last night. (Next time I’ll do it in a park instead of just in front of my apartment building!) 7 years ago