“Every day we should hear at least one little song,
read one good poem, see one exquisite picture,
and, if possible, speak a few sensible words”
– JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
To be frank I would not do this everyday, but today, I will make a special effort and put some positive thought into this task; to those that are able to do this everyday, I take my hat off to you.
My little song: PJ Harvey – Community of Hope – my daughter was humming the tune this morning and it has been stuck in my head since.
Read one good poem: I am not the worlds best advocate for poetry, it always sounds wrong when I read poems aloud, yet the same poem can sound inspiring and moving when read by another. This happened yesterday evening at the end of a documentary about Serena Williams and her life in the world of tennis, she recited the following by Maya Angelou; Still I Rise. You can not fail to be moved by how it makes you feel.
An exquisite picture: Now I could have pulled out all of the stops and stunned you with my extensive knowledge of art, instead I chose this moment in time.
It takes so much more effort to be mean than it does to be nice, so be nice!
Do you have a list?