25. August 2009 15:33
Joy is a simple word with three just letters. Joy rolls off the tongue easy. Joy -- a simple three letter word -- complex in the human spirit.
Today, I am struck by joy in the way it manifests itself in my husband, Eric. Biking brings incredible unbridled joy and passion to Eric. I am in awe of the relentless joy he gets from every aspect of his bike and the act of biking. The moment he clips into his pedals and sits on the tiny, titanium seat of his mountian bike there is a pureness of his expression and his spirit radiating out of him. The tenacity in which he sprints up the Smith Bridge over and over and when he is racing up mountain hills. The brightness in his brown eyes when he is talking to a fellow mountian biker or watching fellow mountain biker on video or in pictures. The intensity of his focus in finding the best and lightest bike parts and his true joy in just staring at them.
Eric's biking joy is infectious and is true in the truest sense of the simple word joy. Below is Eric's new SURLY commuter bike. What is special and brings true Joy to Eric about this bike is this custom made wheel by another joyous biker. The spokes are custom welded and I like the green color around the rim. The tire is also very fat, which, according to Eric is another source of joy.
19. August 2009 15:53
50 letters in 50 days by Missy Durant. http://www.50letters.com/ Missy is a former Best Buy exec who took the voluntary seperation package to start her new revolution 50 letters in 50 days. She wants to give of herself and her passions. She had a reception in the Warehouse district of Minneapolis on Wednesday night at Susan K's. A beautiful homey room with candles and windows with the Minneapolis skyline. The tone and energy of Missy -- kind, spunky, and positive. Delicious delicacies, wine, music. Camraderie.
The point of her revolution -- to inspire people to give the gift of a letter. A keepsake gift that shares the thoughts and moments that you want to remember in a letter about this person. So Missy and Memoir of Me have a very intimate connection. Both want to inspire people to write a letter to share with the person you admire and love. A keepsake gift that captures moments and memories in a way that only a personal letter can for your special person. Missy and 50 letters to 50 people. Memoir of Me -- Your letter + Our Story = Special, Intimate Personalized Book for your Child.