This week's positive resources, articles, fiction, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself!
Hey Howdy Hey Everyone,
Mandy and Jonathan Chew here!
Happy Father's Day!Shout out to all those out there who have been a great role model for others, who have helped raise someone, who have been an anchor for good, a mentor, a caretaker, a guide, an example to someone. Or in other words, a father.
As someone once said, "A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow."
As always, thanks for reading! We're so excited to share with you as many positive resources as possible! We know it can be a lot to digest sometimes, so we definitely recommend starting with skimming the newsletter first and then reading/watching more of what resonates with you after :)
P.S. - For those of you just joining, welcome to this week’s edition of our bi-weekly newsletter, The Positopian, where every few weeks, we share positive fiction, resources, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself!
Quotes We're Pondering This Week—
(We like to find a lot of these, so we recommend for you to pick your favorite single quote here that you read and try and focus on it throughout the week).
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me." ~John Wooden
"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." ~Babe Ruth
"Be a warrior, not a worrier."~unknown
"Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, and forgive quickly." ~Paulo Coelho
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you might look back and realize they were big things." ~Robert Brault
"We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action." ~Dr. Henry Link.
"It is not the decision you make that is most important; it is the degree of commitment with which you make the decision."~Bo Bartlett
"Trust the inner voice that speaks with love and shut out the inner voice that speaks with hate."~unknown
This Week's Positive Videos—
Living Without Hands and Knees:
Calls For Dad:
Illustrator Matt Burt Re-creates Disney Princesses as Career Women:
" 'I think, therefore I am distracted.' If Descartes were writing today, this is what his famous aphorism might have become. We’re living in an age of distraction, battered by our own customized waterfall of notifications, alerts, texts, videos, bingeable TV, and more. It’s not surprising our minds often feel like a jumble"
"Feeling like you’ve got all the time in the world is a wonderful sensation; too bad it occurs so rarely. But by developing the skill of savoring, you can maximize your moments — and your experience of time."
This is a podcast with episodes that will inspire you to pursue a side hustle. Every day it's a different story of a different person and the variety of successes are really fun to listen to. It's cool and inspiring to see all the different creative ways people find to earn extra income.
"The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced new inductees into its Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Inductees include author J.K. Rowling, comic book writer/publisher Stan Lee, adventure video game series The Legend of Zelda, and television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The new inductees will be featured in MoPOP’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame exhibition later this year."
A Thought We've Been Pondering—
“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” ~Tony Robbins
At it's finest to be human really means to enjoy the process of being alive. To experience. To have fun. To experience failures. Because while no one can be perfect, we can still be creatures of progress.
This book is a fiction story that flirts with reality and fantasy. The ending was different than I expected but it was still a fun read with interesting character arcs.
A great quote from the book is “You know... no matter what you do, people are going to expect you to be someone you're not. But if you're clever and lucky and work your butt off, then you get to be surrounded by people who expect you to be the person you wish you were.”
I actually received this book as a recommendation from Amazon and wow, I'm now a full truster of amazon recommendations. It knows what kinds of books I've bought and the types of books that I'm interested in and voila, it found one of the best books I've ever read! I downloaded the audio version read by Ben Kingsley which is extremely wonderful to listen to in the car :D There's just something really soothing about his voice.
Anywho, this book is profoundly spiritual and the examples that Paramhansa Yogananda provides throughout the book of miracles he encountered throughout his life are truly inspiring. It's helped me become closer with God and has deepend my own faith. I picked up the physical book from the library and it's been a great complement to the audio version. I've really enjoyed it!
“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by the mind.”
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Mandy & Jonathan Chew
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