Another plentiful supple of posts, but just as worthwhile as the compassion list. Thank you to all of these writers who spend the time to share with the world. Even if it seems like no one is paying attention. Sorry for the lengthy list, but there were just too many great posts!
Nikkiko celebrates her anniversary with a lovely post about her relationship. Ahhh, young love.
Better Than Reality shares a few of the 9 Habits or Healthy Relationships.
Kia talks about the loving ourselves, and the things we see with our hearts make life worth living.
Lara quotes John Green “Death Doesn’t Change Us, It Reveals Us.” She has learned to cope with the loss of her best friend by becoming the person her friend believed she is.
Focus on the Positive
I am amazed and super impressed to find a post written in Pirate Speech (Sept 19 is talk like a pirate day) and also include this week’s search phrase. Thank you Peekay’s Positive Thoughts for totally making my day!
My Blissful Journey writes about the difficulties when our thoughts take over our minds, I’m soooo guilty of over-analyzing. I “liked” this post. Psych+ gives a breakdown on how to reverse this negative thinking. YOU are worth it. These 10 tips from FashionAvenue4You also help get us on the right path.
I love this post from kindasad, while dealing with major uncertainty they are able to focus on the positive aspects of their life and “stop looking inwardly and start looking forward.”
Dance of a Warrior describes dealing with breast cancer.
Narconon details an honest history of drug abuse.
Thought Catalogue describes a trying time of her life, struggling to be everything she thought she could for others. I also love this post about the best 5 word sentences people might say to each other. Imagine if we heard one of these sentences from someone each day?
I think we all can relate to Tuggle Struggle’s post about getting fit. I battle the same challenges trying to manage my weight but loving too many bad foods.
Stan Jones’ Journal includes a moving description of the despair a person can suffer and the way to redemption. I “liked” this post.
Rohit touches on one of my questions about happiness/sadness. Can we really achieve happiness or are we programmed to a certain level with life events momentarily fluctuating happiness up and down? This is a very sad post of a person in need of love. Jbird grew up addicted to negative thinking, resulting in serious consequences. Lucky to still be alive, she is fighting to create a positive life worth living.
Missy Rogers is an essential for anyone dealing with suicidal thoughts, or bipolar disorder, or mental illness. I “liked” this post. Tanner Snider shares a post from Reinier Krol who also talks about depression.
Miss Fit has the perfect point of view on dealing with difficulties: There will always be a tomorrow until God wants you back, so make the most of it. I “liked” this post.
Nancy Schimelpfening has a moving post about the right to suicide. The attention on Stephen Hawking and his recent comments on the subject present an interesting juxtaposition. For someone who has lost so much physically, but has maintained so much value and purpose in life, we have a lot to learn from him about taking the hand we’re dealt and making a life worth living.
How many of us associate our own value with the value of money? White Apron is bluntly honest about the trap she fell into, and how it led to a destructive lifestyle. What’s amazing, is her courage to confront the demons and pull herself out of the trap.
I never heard of Boarderline Personality Disorder before finding chloenoble89’s blog.
Surround Yourself with Amazing People
Sara Secrets lists several addicting feelings, feelings that make you feel good, and says that people who “genuinely listen” make life worth living. I “liked” this post.
Epyk Health & Living shares that the people who make us smile are worth more attention and acknowledgement than we typically show. So let’s stop wasting time arguing with those who do not enrich our lives.
Le has missed her best friend, a person brightens up her world.
Farah Colette writes this personal thank you to a friend Meryle. She does this in order to boost her happiness level. Studies have shown that one of the ways to be happier is to express your gratitude to people in your life, and a little secret about money.
Grow Up Novelist just started the blog to become a writer, after retiring from teaching it’s time for a new profession. I wonder how long he can keep the secret from (his?) wife.
Filmeware presents the idea that art is an essential part of life, citing a study about rats activating their pleasure centers more than wanting food, it makes me wonder … are artists all people who are addicted to pleasure? If you like art, check out the paintings by Charlie Isoe on Mutant Space’s blog. Or hear new live recording of Marc Broussard.
Labyrinth of a Psychotic Mind provides a great example of creating a life worth living.
Although we may feel sadness for Food (Love) tography after losing their grandmother yesterday, this post shows the joy of their relationship and we are happy for their strong connection and the time they shared together. We’re also reminded “Spend time with our grandparents.”
Lauram Hennings writes a post that I identify well with. What are the challenges with having a passionate personality?
#97 on the list of things every 20-something should know: Passion Makes Life Worth Living. Plenty of people copied this list on their blogs, only some of them cited the source. Adele explains how the list is overly sexist and a complete waste of time. Other disapproving bloggers: Angry Birds, My Food is Problematic, and Let It Be.
Tom Odell finds a life worth living in music, and I have to agree.
Is Lisa’s idea that creativity and play provides energy for the soul, true for everyone?
Connection to Others
At the Drop of a Mat expresses their gratitude for the world around them, and for all of those who read the blog.
I feel a strong connection to this post by Oh the Places You Will Go, why do we think there is “The One” person, a soul mate? I too am looking for friendships, adventure, and memories. I “liked” this post.
Only Sometimes Clever shares the lovestory of her stepfather and mother, while coping with the recent loss of each. I love hearing about the inner workings of a successful relationship, thank you for sharing.
The Merna describes how serving others can bring us satisfaction and fulfillment as well.
Musings and Little Rants wonders, what prevents us from telling people we love how we feel. So he writes a letter to a friend.
Adriana Miele copes with the loss of a close friend by finding new connections with people.
Even Crazy Dreams Come True gives the recipe for creating a life worth living. I “liked” this post.
Danielle shares the lesson of learning to love, through the story of getting engaged and then calling of the wedding.
Rebecca Straley writes the post I might write on this topic, what makes life worth living, our connection to others and how we give and help those around us.
Julie Boyd made a stop motion video for the Australian group R U Ok. Her post describes the video making process, and gives a little background on why this group is encouraging friends and family to stop and ask each other R U Ok?
I love how Stories, Thoughts, Ramblings finds the kindness of others that makes life worth living. I “liked” this post.
Awareness in Action reconnects with past friends on Facebook.
The Tao of Pig Pen humorously details his experience with the IVF process of procreation.
Parenting Uninspired writes a detailed apology to her 18 month old daughter, the struggles of life are just beginning and the forecast is full of future battles.
Elizabeth Gomart gives some tips on how to organize life at home to accommodate the busy activity levels of families these days.
For fataltoprejudice, a visit to Lake Come makes life worth living.
Lovely World circles through the discussion, does happiness bring peace, or is peace needed in order to gain happiness? I plan to appreciate each as they come along.
Philosophical – The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living – Socrates
Three Cats and a Bunny describes why sometimes we have to stop examining life. Congratulations on your first Triathalon!
If I was more philosophical, I could attempt to summarize this political letter of Guo Yushan, head of the Transition Institute in China which has now been banned.
The Existential Notebook is written in response to an existentialism class. Again, another subject I do not understand well enough to summarize for you. But I appreciate the movie recommendation, I love Samual L. Jackson characters and I’m curious to see what this play is all about.
Art: Music, Poetry, Film
Paddy Noble includes the poem I’m here!
The Musical Poet writes a poem about the things that make life worth living.
In the Moment made a cool stop-motion video for the song Paradise by Cold Play.
Calvin J Forbes starts of with a really cool picture, well a combination of 3 pictures and describes how he created it on his iPhone. Then the post goes on to talk about how Jesus shows us a life worth living.
A beautiful poem shared by zealouso.
I have not seen the movie Warm Bodies, but Inthekan suggests that this movie presents a serious and comical analysis of what makes life worth living.
The Sceptical Technologist writes about what life may be like when we have human robots. “Shallow uniformity is not an accident but a consequence of what Marxists optimistically call late capitalism.” ~Nick Cohen, Cruel Britannia I “liked” this post.
This Fitness Blog quotes Dean Karnazes to teach us how the value of pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone.
Olivoancea has a collection of 100 fascinating quotes about life.
Cara Will Take Over has a great post about the risk of pushing ourselves too much, and maybe the answer is to keep things simple. I love her writing throughout the post, she takes you along her train of thought, although it was a little distracting with the number of photo interruptions. This post did not have a “like” option.
Sermons and Studies talks about serving God to make life worth living. A Woman Like Me includes getting to know Jesus in her ideal life. Through This Window’s Eyes describes how knowing God has helped her, and includes a lovely poem. Inkyfoot loves books, and among the recommendations in this post is one by Pastor Joseph Prince
Griffen Admin describes how reminding ourselves of al the good and joy in our life, we’ll be happy and not feel like we’re really working.
What is the Significance of Life includes profiles of three famous people, Adolf Hitler, Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, and Jesus Christ. I don’t know the reason for these three being grouped together as there is no analysis, but there are great detailed biographies of the last two characters.
Self-Connection Coaching talks about thinking big and small, and how growing too fast can be destructive.
Who are the Superhero’s living around you? Geog 30 wonders if it’s better to be a good person, or perform good deeds.
Brains Before Beauty reminds us that hatred is taught.
Are you optimistic about the future? Management Ink talks about finding happiness in a sustainable world and links to an article from the World Future Review.
Lots of Believing reminds up to Stop Wishing. Start Doing. We all find it easy to criticize others, and sometimes we need to look inward. Put some effort into those things we keep wishing we could accomplish. I “liked” this post.
YOLO – my favorite phrase since it became popular last year. It means, you only live once. Basically, it reminds me to enjoy everyday, and not put off until tomorrow that which I can do today. Planetvictorhui writes their first blog post of similar concepts, Congratulations on the new blog!
How many people think it’s easy to be beautiful? The Cultivation of Beauty explains her personal experience and struggles with beauty. I “liked” this post.
From Muddy Waters is learning to love Peruvian food while volunteering long term in that country.