31 Dec

Shakabuku

Debi: You know what you need?

Marty: What?

Debi: Shakabuku.

Marty: You wanna tell me what that means? 

Debi: It’s a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever. 

Marty: Oh, that’d be good. I think.

Grosse Pointe Blank – 1997

27 Dec

#Inspire vol. 8

I like to start every day with a quote that inspires me. I’ve been keeping a list of these for a while now, and back in November I started posting two a week via my Twitter feed, the idea being that it’s good karma to spread a bit of inspiration and positivity in this world. In the spirit of bringing everything under one roof I figured I’d share these quotes here on ’52 Things’ as well.

Here are two quotes that I enjoyed this week:

“I am motivated by fear. I hate to be scared to do something.” — Will Smith

“Visualization works if you work hard.” — Jim Carrey

Here’s what came before:

Volume 7
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
“You have to BE before you can DO, and DO before you can HAVE.” — Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

Volume 6
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” — Dale Carnegie

Volume 5
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” — Paulo Coelho

Volume 4
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
“Breathe, you are alive!” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday November 26, 2013
“If I live the life I’ve been given I won’t be scared to die.” — from ‘The Once and Future Carpenter’ by @theavettbros

Volume 3
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
“I am only really injured by what is within me.” — James Allen

Tuesday November 19, 2013
“A grateful mind is a great mind, which eventually attracts to itself great things.” — Plato

Volume 2
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Thursday November 14, 2013
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — @_NealeDWalsch

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

Volume 1
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Thursday, November 7, 2013
“Push the boundaries of impossible and you’ll see that it expands.” — Impossible: The Manifesto by @joelrunyon

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
“From now on, I’ll connect the dots my own way.” — Bill Watterson

24 Dec

Lustrous

lustrous

adjective \ˈləs-trəs\
Definition of LUSTROUS

1.) reflecting light evenly and efficiently without glitter or sparkle

2.) radiant in character or reputation : illustrious
— lustrously adverb
— lustrousness noun

First Known Use of LUSTROUS
1601