[👆 apparently taken from Jason Fried's book It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work]
This JOMO post (or its likeness) has crossed my radar a few times this week... One person said,
while another said,
To all the FOMOs, the Maximizers, the Overachievers out there... there is no better time to try to embrace this than right now during the holidays.
In our modern culture where we have so many events, activities, and Pinterest crafts at our disposal, let me make a case for the joy of missing out:
Ashley is our fabulous student staff who helps us with blanket photography & fills in when we are away; she & her husband are having their first Christmas as a married couple and they have so many fabulous ideas for traditions they would like to begin. She is planning ideas for some traditions because she anticipates how it will be for her future teenaged children!
Bless her & power to her, but I would suggest that leaving margin for change (in circumstance, time availability, finances, health) is an even greater gift to ourselves, our kids, & the people around us, than traditions could ever be.
What do you think you could never miss out on? What good things can you miss out on this season? Share in the comments below.
Every month, we need to put a category in our personal budget for gifts. There is always an event or occasion that is calling for a gift: Christmas, anniversary, birthdays, retirements, graduation, sympathy, gratitude, and on. And, like most people, we want to make the gifts that we give count! So how do we choose a gift that will be meaningful to the recipient?
Giving a gift is, of course, a subjective exercise; there is no perfect formula that will help you reach the “perfect gift”. However, there are certain questions you can ask that will help you choose a meaningful gift for your gift recipient:
Let’s look at these questions, some common gift-giving mistakes, and, finally, some meaningful gift ideas!
Our production partner, Basha, began in one little office in Dhaka, Bangladesh — the most densely populated city in the world. Over the many years they have been in business, creating kantha textiles & jewelry, they have expanded: both in number of staff, and also locations.
It was helpful for some women to leave the norm of their old life environment, to get away, to start fresh in a new city. So, Basha created different offices in varied locations. They established a girls' home to safely house daughters & other vulnerable young women as they come of age.
As Basha has continued to identify the great need of women in Bangladesh, there is another area they have expanded: actively seeking women in brothels & whispering the potential of a new life.
As I was packing for our first family international flight (to London UK), I wanted to make sure that we had everything we needed to make our overnight journey the most comfortable. As you know, those flights can be a little chilly - so I wanted to bring blankets for all of us. Naturally, I wondered...
Can I bring a blanket onto a plane?
In short: YES! According to the TSA you are allowed to both check a blanket in your luggage and to bring a blanket on a plane within a carry-on (and this also includes electric blankets). You can even bring your own blanket in your arms as you would a jacket or hat, without it counting towards your carry-on or personal item limits or paying any extra fees.