There is always hope

Happy May 15th, the 136th day of 2020!

Today I am sharing a few things that I have enjoyed recently and found useful. Also, at the end of the post I have included some of my collection of flowers. May you enjoy.

Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

“My Life Today Is the Sum Total of My Past Choices.”
When I first read this article I pondered it for days. And now, having re-read it I know that I will do the same again. Karla said this about what surprised her in her research: Small moments can alter our entire life’s trajectory by making us assume that it’s part of a larger pattern. Our brains love patterns, even though this means seeing regularities in the environment that may not actually exist. We don’t realize how many aspects of our life are self-fulfilling prophecies, and the lengths that people will go to in order to avoid being wrong about themselves and the world, even when it might lead to positive change.

My life today is the sum total of my past choices. Each small action may feel inconsequential, but every one counts. Every smart decision you make adds value to your future self. Books are read and written one word at a time, well-being is improved one healthy decision at a time, relationships are strengthened one kind deed at a time, retirement accounts grow one dollar at a time, and marathons are finished one step at a time. Every extra minute of reading, writing, brownie-skipping, gym-hitting, hugging, thanking, saving, and stepping adds up over time. Everything counts.

HTML Color Codes
This site gives you the HTML color codes (which is way easier than copying them from Word), Hex color codes, RBG and HSL values to use on your website. They also have a feature called color harmonies that are “particularly pleasing combinations of two or more colors derived from their relationship on a color wheel.”

Adidas v Puma: the bitter rivalry that runs and runs
I am a fan of both Adidas and Puma. I have never thought about their origins, I suppose in my head they were always much younger brands than they actually are. “These two global brands were founded 60 years ago after successful shoemaker brothers Adi and Rudi Dassler fell out bitterly. They disbanded their 25-year-old company, the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik, which had made shoes for legendary athlete Jesse Owens among others, and formed rival manufacturers on opposite sides of the river Aurach, which runs through the centre of Herzogenaurach. And here the headquarters of these two giants remain today, barely a couple of miles apart.”