1000 Awesome Things!
Some have been there for the entire journey since broccoflower, others have joined along the way, but all of us have learned so much from Neil Pasricha’s Awesome Movement. In fact, the world has changed for the better, and now that the Awesome Thing #1 has been unveiled, Neil’s task has come to an end, and ours is just beginning.
As I stood in the Chapters at John St and Richmond in Toronto on the last night, hearing Neil talk about what Awesome has meant in his life and his presentation of the last Awesome Thing, I knew that this was just the beginning. As he said himself, leaving #1 blank meant that it was up to us to keeping finding awesome things like the cold side of the pillow, bakery air, getting to the intersection just as the light turns green, etc. To find the free, happy joys of life… and enjoy the awesomeness that surrounds us.
I hope this site can be a place where fans and friends of 1000 Awesome Things can give shape, form and expression to their own awesome things in their life.
The journey is just beginning, the baton of awesome is in our hands! Let’s run with it…!
As the idea comes together, we hope to have 30 posters step forward to post one awesome thing each month, May 1, 2012. So far we have the following:
- 3: Nicholas
- 4: cobaltcrepes
- 5: Lise
- 6: Srinidhi
- 8: Guest Post
- 9: Lizzie
- 12: Becca
- 13: Bekah
- 14: JustBecause
- 15: Guest Post
- 17: MagicFishy
- 18: Julia
- 21: Kathy
- 22: Sasha
- 23: Guest Post
- 25: Wendy
- 26: Emmy
- 27: Olivia
- 31: Guest Post
If you want to contribute to awesome, add your date in the comments below. I have left a few Guest Post slots every month so others can contribute, even if they are not regular contributors.
Since we are now a community of Awesome contributors, we need to lay some groundrules, the fewer the better. Based on Neil’s general criteria for awesome things and some ideas by other posters, our criteria for new awesome things:
- enjoyable by anyone anywhere
- not a near repeat of what was already posted at the original 1000 Awesome Things blog
- can vary in length from a title and a photo to a few hundred words
- links within the story to other 1000 Awesome Things greatly encouraged (links to other blogs within reason, no shameless plugs please!)
- and of course, always ends with AWESOME!
Anything else to add? Put it in the comments!
Let’s keep Awesome going and growing 🙂