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As I read this Signal Fire I was reminded of my favorite Vonnegut quote (below). I, too, am a noticing person but this concept of tipping from simply noticing to noticing and acknowledging the joy, the thankfulness, or the awe that an object or moment brings me has brought positivity flooding into my life.

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

— Kurt Vonnegut

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Yes yes yes! My boss has been a big advocate for stopping and noticing things throughout our day. She has helped me see the world from boring to special every day and I am grateful! Small changes turn big over a long time period!

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Yes. All of this 1000 times. It is like you crawled into my engineer brain as it is fusing with my creative brain. Finally after all this time. How It's Made was my home sick from school tv show. I think I've seen every episode. I've made an effort to be more intentional with my things and to support more small businesses and creators who infuse soul into the things I keep around me. I think this is my new favorite Signal Fire. ❤️

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Weeeellll I’m obsessed with this.

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“We are prayer flags, all of us, designed to fray and float off on the breezes our life sends searching.” That my friend is 🔥!!!

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One of my goals for this year is to live with intention in all that I do. It's easier to cultivate gratitude when you live with intention. Using an item and noticing it for what it is and for what it can be is a great way to practice living with intention. Thank you for sharing your thoughts ✨️🤍

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Whenever I'm visiting anywhere with a bit of history I avoid any polished and worn, famous, or 'lucky', bits of stone or statue to find the most out of the way, awkward and hard to reach parts. The parts that not many people will have had reason to touch between me and the person who hewed the rock or sculpted the bronze.

Without fail I start wondering what they were like, what kind of day they were having, rather than the guidebook read up of the nobility that had the thing commissioned. It's that kind of stuff that makes history have depth and connections for me.

Tyler - took me a while, but look! After two years I've finally made it into the comments section, sorry I'm late haha YNWA

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Jan 25Liked by Tyler Knott Gregson

This is ... everything!

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Finally catching up on the emails from this week...Wow. "A hidden life in things." This is beautiful. One thing that came to mind for me was something that I've been doing for many years...taking my own water bottle and coffee tumbler everywhere I go. As often as possible, I drink water from my own bottle and order drinks to be put in my own tumbler. Some coffee shops even offer a small discount for using your own cup! It seems such a simple concept, one that everyone could adopt...and yet I see very few people practicing this. Things like plastic water bottles and disposable cups drive me crazy, so I've been very passionate about using my own reusable cups. It's a shift as simple as this that could have a monumental effect on the planet if enough people were to do it. It's painful how much we waste, when it would be just as simple not to.

I also just love that this piece is a reminder to slow down, take notice, and be aware of how we live and how everything in the universe is connected. There is so much energy we could tap into and use in our own lives if we took the time to surrender to it.

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Thank you for allowing the life and light in & btw, I'm one of the founding members of the BLTN (better late than never) club! Anyhoo, couldn't let this one slip away without saying how I've been fixated on rubber bands since watching the video. The symbolism is profound, in my twisted mind, with regards of how we as humans are built like rubber bands. We contract and expand, based on the task at hand. We stretch ourselves so thin that we break, only to tie a double knot at the severing point to over perform what we think is necessary. I could go on & on but I shall digress and continue on with my taxes being held together by none other than a big rubber band :) #distraction

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