Monday, June 20, 2011

The Book of Awesome

Have you read this book? The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha.  It's 1000 things of all the little things in life that are typically free but are AWESOME! I know that life isn't always easy but isn't life  about the little victories? I just love a book that makes you feel good and that comes from an honest place.  Here are some of my favorite awesome tidbits from the book with my own twist on why I think they they are awesome.

Old, dangerous playground equipment.  I think just seeing old playground equipment it immediately transports you back to a time of fun.  My favorite was the monkey bars and flipping upside down and the climbing on top of the bars and dangling my legs.
The other side of the pillow. I thought I was the only who loved this.  Especially on warm mornings and you flip over the pillow and have the cool side. The only down side is once you flip it and enjoy the cool side- you can't keep flipping the pillow.
Bakery Air.  Divine. My favorite is a cake shop or a donut shop.
Having a whole row to yourself on the airplane.  Even if it's a short flight, but even more awesome on a long flight.. Having the whole row to yourself is as good as it gets.  I would also debate that it's equally as awesome when you get your own tv for your seat with a ton of movies.
Nailing a parallel parking attempt on the first try.  My driving skills have gotten better over the years but I am assuming that is with experience. :) Even more awesome when it's a tight squeeze.
The smell and sound of a campfire.  I am imagining those crinkle, crackles, and snaps of the fire.  I also love how the fire smell stays in your hair and you can still smell it.
High Fiving Babies Even though highfives are soo 1995. High Fives are so back and it never gets old when a baby does it.
The perfect Nacho off someone elses plate.  I think this one goes hand and hand with the perfect slice of pizza out of the pie.
Laughing so hard, you make no sound at all.  How rare is that you laugh so hard it hurts? But it always so random and out of the blue- which is why it is so awesome.
That one square in the waffle that's the most loaded with butter and syrup.  When I was a kid I used to make sure every square of waffle had butter and syrup! Now I savor the ones that have are perfectly stuffed with butter and syrup.



Here is Neil's Pasricha Ted Talk and if you have 17 minutes to spare it's worth it. What in life do you think is awesome? :) Have a super Monday!

8 comments:

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Oh, I love cool pillows! First I lay on one side of the pillow, that switch to the other, then flip it and do the same thing. By the time I've had both sides there again, usually the first one on the flipside is cool again;)

Anyway thanks for the tip, I came across his blog a few weeks ago and then it totally slipped my mind. The book sounds awesome too.

Have you by any change ever read the to-do list by Mike Gayle?

Mandy Crandell said...

This is fantastic! People seem too busy these days to notice the little things.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Sometimes it's the little things that makes my day. The bakery air and nailing parallel parking are great ones, but my fav has to be laughing so hard- those don't come by often these days, but when they do, the effect lingers.

Felicia said...

How awesome!! I need to check out this book. I love the cold side of the pillow. And the perfect waffle square!

Noodles and Waffles said...

What a positive book!

I love separating coffee filters by blowing on them. It makes me feel like I am the first person to have thought of the idea...when i am not.

Michelle Brunner said...

What an interesting book! I love high fiving babies as well. That is the first trick we taught Isla to do! The little things are so important aren't they?! Have a great Monday:)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I just ordered this the other day- I'm excited to get it!!

Oh, My Darling said...

Oooh, this sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for the tip!