A few days off this week for school's fall break, and I've enjoyed these things during the time.
Reading A Random Act by Cindi Broaddus has changed my outlook on human life, and what is truly meaningful. Everyone that is prone to complain even of the slightest thing in life should read this book.
Listening to Ashokan Farewell on www.youtube.com played by Jay Ungar and his wife Molly Mason touches the core of my being with the lilting phrases and intense expression. He puts soo much umpth into each phrasing that I'm left with damp eyes and speechless. I first heard the song while watching the Civil War documentary by Ken Burns in 1998, and acquired the music from my violin teacher shortly after. I've enjoyed this piece greatly- but the composer plays it best!
On a lighter note. Trinny and Susannah Take on America was a nice fashion read for the week. Always take them with a grain of salt.
Books and tapes I've listened to this week:
Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
100 Ways to Motivate Yourself - Steve Chandler
Main Thought of the Week
What am I truly doing to help others? Is my motivation to accomplish things for myself or so that others may be blessed.