Every Friday I rescue favorite items from my Twitter stream that are beautiful, inspiring, funny, or weird. So relax, and enjoy!
@HealthyPlace “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be ‘realistic,’ cross that person off your invitation list.” ~ John Eliot
@Alyssa_Milano This is so lovely
[SEO: This is the story of Rachel Beckwith, a then 8 year old girl who decided to give up birthday presents to instead bring clean water to people in need in Ethiopia via Charity:Water. She asked friends and family to donate $9.00 in honor of her 9th birthday, with a goal of raising $300.00, which would provide 15 people with clean water. She raised $220.00, and told her mom she would do better next year.
Tragically, Rachel died in a car accident a month later. Her story spread, and Rachel’s wish inspired 30,000 people to give more than $1.2 million! The link provides pictures and a moving account of how this week, one year after Rachel’s death, her family flew to Ethiopia with Charity:Water to meet some of the more than 60,000 people in over 100 villages who will drink clean water because of Rachel’s wish.]
@Quotes4Writers “Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.” ~ Sholem Asch
@pourmecoffee In 12 days, Mars rover lands. If you haven’t seen “7 Minutes of Terror” yet, you absolutely must. INSANE.
[SEO: This is so cool! This illustrated movie is about the engineers who built the Curiosity Mars rover, and its delivery system, which includes a sky crane! It’s expected to land on Mars on August 5th, and will be an engineering triumph if they got it right.]
@HealthyPlace “Fear kills everything. Your mind, your heart, your imagination.” ~ Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
@heykim Olympics 2012: The Must-Follow Athletes on Twitter
[SEO: I love the spectacle of the Opening Ceremonies, and fully expect to be glued to the TV the next few weeks. You?]
@LillyAnn “If we can accept our imperfections as they are, quite ordinarily, then we can use them as part of our path.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
@natgeophotos Best Satellite Pictures: Winning “Earth as Art” Shots From NASA
[SEO: Colorful and extraordinary.]
@briantracy “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter F. Drucker