Noticing the Little Things.

Apr 1, 2008

I’ve been in quite a good mood over the last few weeks. Since Easter, actually. It’s a long story, which I won’t go into that much – don’t want to bore you guys with my personal life.

There is something I want to point out, though. What cheered me up was when, on Easter, a friend of mine asked me if I was okay, because I didn’t look that happy the day before. And what made it even more amazing was that we had barely talked the day before. We merely passed each other and said “hi”.

But she noticed the little signs that I was down. And she cared enough to ask. That alone meant a lot to me.

I think you guys can see where I’m going with this. Noticing and caring about the little things can mean a lot. It’s the little things that are significant.

Do you notice the little things about those around you? Just by doing that, you can make a difference in someone’s life.

Once Upon A School

Mar 20, 2008

An awesome, inspiring talk by Dave Eggers, calling for us to take action and volunteer to help in education.

Take part, and make a difference by checking out Once Upon a School. Anyone can do it.

Sunday Shortlist #3

Jan 6, 2008

Here’s the first Sunday Shortlist of 2008.

Web-based Ways To Make A Difference – TEDBlog

A good collection of links from the folks at TED. Web tools to help you make a difference in 2008, and make the new year count.

The World Question Center 2008 – Edge

Even the greatest thinkers change their minds at times. Edge asks some of the brightest minds of today what they’ve changed their minds about in 2007. A good collection of thoughts, that will no doubt get you thinking as well.

Creation Based Thinking – Steli Efti: The Supercool Principal

A short post, just two quotes and a joke, but something that we should all think about. As 2008 starts, it’s a great encouragement to create our own future.

Is School Wasting Your Money
– Scott H Young

Scott H Young asks the question of whether school is wasting your money. A good comparison of formal education and self-learning.

The Rise of Comic Book Education – Kevin Carroll Katalyst Blog

I love seeing new developments and innovations in education, and this is one of them. Great to see education opening up to new ideas.

If you’ve come across an interesting page/site that you want to share, feel free to
email me or add a comment. I’ll be glad to take a look at it and share it. Self promotion is accepted as well.