The sunday post is a weekly collection of links to things that have caught my eye around the interwebs. It’s intended to inspire, inform, and engage with you on everything from current events, to business, art, or crafting. You can find past Sunday Post entries here.
7 Pieces of Wisdom that will change the Way that you Work by Paul Jun – I just can’t. There’s so much good here. It’s about creating, working, and moving forward to the next thing. That’s how you build a career, lifestyle, and income as an artist.
What the Ferguson Verdict Should have Taught you About Critical Thinking by Doyin Richards – Um, yes. He addresses how changes in our society have changed our ability to sit around a discuss current events and important issues faces to face – even get heated to defend what we believe, and still be able to walk away agreeing, acknowledging opinions, disagreeing, but ultimately having meaningful engagements. I have so many childhood memories of witnessing adults in heated discussions over everything from current events to politics and religion. And you know what it taught me? It’s ok to have an opinion and defend it. Just walk away with respect.
Cook and Janitor of a Nursing Home Kept Working without Pay because “If we left, they wouldn’t have nobody.” on the daily meal.com – Yes, we need those feel good stories. These guys are everyday heroes. Their actions even led to law changes in their state. A reminder that we have the power to make change by doing what’s right.
Fairy Tales come to life in Magical Photos by Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva on boredpanda.com – I’m pretty sure my jaw hit the floor when I saw this series of photos. You’ll just have to click through and check it out, because I can’t really put words together to describe it. If you love the new Maleficent movie, you’ll want to see them.
NFL Player Benjamin Watson’s Ferguson post on Facebook goes Viral – I’m choosing to focus on some of the good that’s coming from all of this. We need love. And we need to look in to people’s eyes and hearts and see them as people only – HUMAN.
How to Say no to your clients without Being a Bitch by Ash Ambirge on The Middle Finger Project – it’s so true isn’t it? We sometimes have a hard time saying no. This article talks about why it’s important, for both parties, for you to hold your ground.
Lots of serious links in this week’s post, but there’s been plenty of serious stuff happening, I guess. The real thing to take away is thought and growth. Sometimes I think of our nation as being in an adolescent stage. We’re wrestling with ideas and thoughts that are so long imbedded, and I believe we will emerge and move forward stronger, and more united. But it will take time and growth.
And I’ll make up for the seriousness with this week’s posts! I’m kicking off my holiday “make merry” series, where I’ll be sharing my favorite ideas for gifts, diys, decorating, and traditions! And if you have any posts you’d like to submit for consideration, send them over! Details are listed in my link earlier.