Thursday Things

1. Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.  ~Francesca Reigler. 

And with that quote in mind, please watch this short, too-cute-for-words video.

2. A while ago, Kuweni Serious released this fantastic piece in the effort to ‘fight the evil forces of apathy’ that plague the younger generation in Kenya (and all over the developing world if you really think about it). I think it’s worth sharing.

3. Aid organizations and the United Nations itself have expressed alarm that the plight of millions of Pakistanis flooded from their land has yet to strike a sufficiently sympathetic nerve among donors — neither governments nor the general public — with aid trickling in far more slowly than needed ~The New York Times

Disaster fatigue? Donor mistrust of Pakistan? Insufficient media coverage? Why the relative apathy when 20 million people have been affected by this tragedy?

4. Lately I’ve been trying to smile at least once an hour, no matter what. At first it felt silly but now I’ve discovered that smiling (even for no particular reason), makes my days much happier 🙂

Have a happy weekend!


  1. Monika Gunnar said,

    August 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Hi Shiko! i really enjoyed the two videos…thanks for sharing. CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy, you are in my prayers. Much love!

    • August 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks Monika! Glad you enjoyed the videos – that little girl is my new role model for positive thinking 🙂

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