I’ve considered many options for categorizing posts to the Giggling Calamity arm of my blog, and mindfulness seems to be the best fit overall. The essence of Giggling Calamity posts is rooted in exploring how we perceive, experience, and alter the external world around us. This includes relationships, family roles, employment roles, masculinity, femininity, philanthropy, education, activism, etc. Not to be lost however is the simple fact that who we are dictates how we experience our environment, and for that reason, understanding who we are is vital to understanding the onslaught of external stimuli that confront us each day. That’s mindfulness. That’s why I’ve reposted this brief reminder about the importance of mindfulness originally published on Big Think. I encourage you to check it out.
1. Electric guitars, and the people who play them really well
2. The sound of crackling wood from a campfire
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A beautiful and compelling short that captures the majesty of wilderness.
Ihave had this domain name for years. I picked it because it represents a couple of my favorite things – giving, and giggling. When I originally conceived of it, the idea was to create a garden variety family blog devoted to sharing the wondrous things my children said and did which brought me joy everyday. This was back when Facebook was just emerging, and the idea of social media and “smart” phones were abstract and only contemplated by academics in think tanks. There was no Twitter, Snapchat, Skype or Instagram. The only way great family moments were shared was via email. Landlines still populated every home in the United States, and film camera’s still prevailed. Of course, I was always too busy to use the website as intended, and the relentless evolution of technology has now created so many more effective ways to interact with family and friends. My kids are older, too. They’re quite tech savvy and easily share their own ideas about what’s funny without needing me to represent them.
I hope the mud on my goggles and the grit in my teeth will be washed away by the torrents of words that rain down over me and splatter upon the digital page.
Hello and welcome to Givagiggle. What’s this blog about you ask? This blog is dedicated to the pursuit of beauty, love, joy and inspiration wherever they can be found.
I was amused and humbled by the unabashed delight and careless – nay reckless – enthusiasm that punctuated Romeo’s every step as we ran together through the crisp pre-dawn air of the early morning.
One Sentence Journal – 12/3/15