Firstly, here's an inspiring article from Robyn Scott: What will be your legacy?: What are you going to be remembered for? Will people talk about the relationships you had with friends and family? The once-a-year dish everyone looked forward to? The impact you made on a company and its employees? How is a legacy created and cultivated, and what can you do to build your own legacy? These are all huge questions with small and critical answers. Here's the story of my legacy, and a few pointers on how to build yours.
Neurosurgeon, Allan Hamilton, writes a very moving story of his experience when diagnosed with cancer. As he says: the C-word was the loudest sound I have ever heard. I became completely deaf. I could see my surgeon’s lips were moving but, to this day, I couldn’t tell you what he said after those two syllables.
Allan's story is one of resilience in the face of this experience, of inner change and of hope. Read 7 Ways to Make Happiness Last and we think you'll be as inspired as we were!
What do you think of this one? Watch this video where a 'flash mob' of musicians, in an unemployment office in Spain, perform Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Ok .. ok .. so we know music isn't some kind of magic wand to repair social ills. It presumably didn't transform issues of social justice or reduce the level of unemployment in Madrid that day. But for a few moments it brought sunshine and smiles into the room. And surely there's something worthwhile about doing that.
Finally ... why not take 10 minutes out of your day to do absolutely nothing! Listen to Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe, as he talks about the transformative power of doing just that. We need to take time out so we don't miss out on what is really important to us.