“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”—Carl Rogers
The Biggest Happiness Mistake:
Also this week:
With all the political divisiveness in the country, as the Obama Presidency comes to a close, here are some apolitical opportunities to applaud the twin pillars of honor and humility with the Office of the President and First Lady
President Obama Awards the Arts and Humanities Medals:
The National Humanities Medal is awarded to individuals or organizations whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the human experience, broadened citizen engagement with history and literature or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to cultural resources.
A real feel good experience as we celebrate artists and humanitarians that really make our souls sing!
Awards begin at around the 9-minute mark with Mel Brooks for making us all laugh and setting the tone and tenor for the event.
My favorite interviewer EVER, Terri Gross is honored around the 24-minute mark for her artful probing of the American experience for over 4 decades…
National Humanities Medal and National Medal of Arts awardees include actors Mel Brooks and Morgan Freeman, composer and musician Wynton Marsalis, record producer and songwriter Berry Gordy, and two New Jersey residents acclaimed writer James McBride and religion scholar Elaine Pagels.
Ellen and First Lady Michelle Obama Go to CVS:
This is hysterically funny and shows you why we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously especially as leaders…
If You Are Local:
A 30-Day COMPASSION IT Challenge http://compassionit.com/30DayChallenge
Finally, Some Good Apolitical Posters to Keep Us On Track:
Thanks, this week go to Will M, NPR, Aysha S-B, Larry H and YOU for staying soulful!
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“Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know,’ and thou shalt progress” –Maimonides