Monday, November 20, 2006

Cultural Trends

A New Zealander's view of the recent US Elections...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dona Nobis Pacem

...which loosely translates to 'Grant us Peace'.

Today is Mimi Lenox's Blogblast for Peace day. Today is the day we forget our troubles, put down our guns, open our doors and make peace.

Today, I challenge you to smile at someone you don't know and just 'Hi'. It is not a big thing to ask, and won't cost you a cent. If you are really brave you could make up a sign like the guy in the video in my previous post below and walk around offering people 'free hugs'.

I once read a very inspiring book called Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. It is a true story about two men, one called Morrie who is dying of a degenerative muscle disease, and the other called Mitch. Mitch realizes that he does not have much time to spend with his good friend Morrie, and makes the effort to make this little time as precious as possible. Anyway, in the book Morrie tells about rather than waiting until after he dies, he decides to hold his funeral beforehand, so he is here to listen to all those things people come along to funerals to say when it is too late.

I'm not suggesting you hold an early funeral, but why not telling someone how they really mean to you, before it is too late! After they are dead, you will never have a chance again, and you will regret it for the rest of your life.

So go on, make that peace!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Free Hugs

I've just been watching a documentary on TV about YouTube, and it featured the new music video phenomena called Free Hugs, that was put together by an Australian band called Sick Puppies. Funny video, and a great song. Check it out - and have a free (blog) hug from me...

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