Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thank Google It's Friday AGAIN!!!

My last few "best of" posts have been way too long! This is due to my being blessed with a cornucopia of amazing friends who keep sending me links and pics and songs and other blessings. And THAT has a lot to do with why my LIFE IS GOOD!!

So, here is the last week's worth ... enjoy :)

From Margaret Schlachter ... profoundly simple (the message, not Margaret!)

Beastie Boys "Gratitude" from Johnny Ward...

Shared by Jeff Wedge...
Inspirational quotes of Prem Rawat (Maharaji) on subjects of Peace, Life, Love, and Joy!

An extraordinarily emotional 5 minute film, from my own timeline almost 4 years ago...

Simply one of the funniest things I have read in ages, from ...

A gorgeous five minute travel film asking "Have you enjoyed your story?" shared by Tim Holmstrem.

a story for tomorrow. from gnarly bay productions, Inc. on Vimeo.

An exquisite 3 minute look inside the mind of a skateboarder attempting a dangerous trick for the first time. I maintain that these guys are far more impressive than pro ballers, etc. Commitment and courage! (from

What For? from Sebastian Linda on Vimeo.

Wow... (thanks again Tim Holmstrem)

My great friends Reid and Adam, playing their song "It's You" in the official Tourism Vancouver ad campaign!

Great perspective from Frank Fumich ...

Whatever it is that you have to brace yourself for today, watch this 2 1/2 minute video first ... (another from Infinity List)

My lifelong friend Colin Campbell seems to think I look like Steve Jobs ... I do see it to some degree, but I look happier and I am alive (For those keeping score, that is Johnny 2, Steve Jobs 0)


Fantastic 6 minute TED Talk showing how leadership doesn't require a title or a formal role. Shared by the beautiful Brigitte Brousseau ... see what I did there? that is alliteration ;)

Why CAN'T you just be happy? This guy is, so am I, and so is the spectacular Stephanie Beaumont (check out who sent me this ten minute bundle of love and good energy!

Mr. Happy Man from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.


  1. Hi John,
    May good fortune prevail upon you on raceday.
    Just a couple things. First I really like your blog with it's upbeat and quirky inclutions particularly the "Sparrow" vid. The other thing I noticed and perhaps(likely in fact) you did not, is the swastika on the Budda's chest.Hmmmm,wonder whats that all about?
    Bruce Jones

  2. Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for your comments :)
    The swastika is, unbeknownst to most people in our present society, a tremendously positive symbol. It was hijacked by the Nazi party in 1920 and, thus, came to be associated with that tragically misguided ideology. Here is a link explaining the true history of the swastika.

    1. Thanks for that John,
      You are absolutely right. In fact in that particular Buddist reference it symbolizes Eternity......who knew?
      You really do learn something new every day.