This is a curated version of a list that originally appeared on “A Thousand Shades of Gray.” For more of your weekly dose of happy, please visit the complete list here.
Humans of New York. This project is consistently one of my favorite things. The current series about refugees that Brandon is sharing is amazing, heartbreaking and beautiful. (P.S. Any of the Humans of New York books would make great holiday gifts.)
Call this number and a live person will sing you any Christmas song, 24/7. Really. This is SO cool.
Neil Gaiman Reads “A Christmas Carol.” OMG. I could listen to him read the phonebook… *swoon*
Romantic moment this morning at the farm! A cute video of two dogs in front of the fire—when you want to play, but you are too warm and sleepy.
Orangutan finds magic trick hilarious… Stupid cute video.
New Embroidered Leaves by Hillary Fayle. I love so much that there are people who think to do this sort of thing, who do it and then share it with the rest of us.
Wisdom from Arianna Huffington, speaking at the BlogHer conference in July 2014, “We need to change the delusion that we need to burn out in order to succeed. We have a much better understanding of the battery status of our iPhone than the state of our own wellbeing.” Oh, snap!
We’re coming for you 2016!, Susannah Conway’s “Unravelling The Year Ahead” workbook (FREE!), which has become a yearly ritual for me. She’s also offering a free 5-day course, Find Your Word for 2016. (P.S. I think my word is going to be “path” but I’m going to do this course just to be sure.)
20 Reasons Life Gets Way Too Complicated from Marc and Angel Hack Life.
27 Question to Ask Instead of “What Do You Do?”, a set of great options on Medium.
15 holiday gift ideas. (Mostly “experiences.” Not much “stuff.”) from Alexandra Franzen, a nice reminder that we don’t always need to buy stuff to show someone they matter to us.
Jill Salahub writes about the tenderness and the terror, the beauty and the brutality of life, and of her efforts to keep her heart open through it all on her blog, A Thousand Shades of Gray.