It's the little things in life we savor. It's snow days, a cool pillow on a hot summer night, or finding money in your pocket. These are the things that bring a smile to our face, if only for a fleeting moment. And while we all can relate, it took an office worker by the name of Neil Pasricha and his award-winning blog, 1000awesomethings.com to write about them.
Neil PasrichaWhen the blog hit the 13 million page-view milestone, a swarm of literary agents pursued Pasricha to consolidate life's simple pleasures into a full-blown book on the topic, titled, The Book of Awesome. Described by the publisher as "a high five for humanity and big celebration of life's little moment," The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are truly free.
Whimsical, and childlike, thousands of awesome things are highlighted in the book. Some of my favorites are:
• Popping Bubble Wrap
• Wearing underwear just out of the dryer
• Fixing electronics by smacking them
• Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding
• Watching The Price Is Right when you're home sick
• Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row
• Waking up and realizing it's Saturday
This video with the catchy tune by Collin Rainey has already garnered over 125,000 views on YouTube since April 7.
Rainey indicated that the song will be downloadable on iTunes in a couple of weeks.
The Book of Awesome can be found at Amazon and other online bookstores. Enjoy, and don't forget to wake up and smell the coffee… that is, after you take a spoonful of peanut butter straight out of a freshly opened jar!