Big Thought for the Day
This morning I’ve been pondering the fact that I have received everything I’ve asked for. It’s happened time and time again, at work and in life. They say you should be careful what you wish for. I’m thinking that this is good advice, so I’d better watch it! Now I don’t believe I have total control over my future, but I’m starting to believe that when I release an intention into the wild it triggers a ripple effect, and then sooner or later something happens to someone, somewhere. Whether or not you believe a person’s intentions alone can effect others, it’s probably true that our emotions and attitudes do just that. I want to bring something good to the world. I can’t remove all of the ugliness, but I can add a little bit of the beautiful. I can add some love.
I’ve really gotten into pinning on Pintrest. Because of some controversy surrounding the legality of pinning photos on this site, I decided to use only photos that I own, or ones that are in the public domain. It’s fun to choose a topic for a pin board and then try and find public domain images that fit the criteria. I feel like a collector, and I can share my collection with the world; plus it doesn’t take up space in my house.
Speaking of collecting, I’ve begun to collect knowledge. When I saw this title, Content Curators are the New Superheroes of the Web, on Linkedin , bells went off in my head. I want to be a content curator! When my Dad and I visited the Mathers Museum of Word Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington a few weeks ago, I was inspired by the main exhibit, From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything. I wished I had gone into the museum business or somehow majored in museums. Is that a major? But now with this idea of web curation I can satisfy my desire to assemble things, put them in categories and highlight the connections between things. I’m doing this with my Pintrest boards and I’ve begun using a service called Pearltrees.com. Its tagline is “A place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web.”
I’ve created some trees for a few different topics and I look forward to spending more time developing my collections. Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve go so far.
That’s my spiel for the day. Here’s some of that obligatory art. I made this with acrylic paint, scrapbooking paper, and scrapbooking stickers.