3 Small Things That Changed My Life

This might seem like a bit of a strange post but when I put the call out on Twitter last week for post requests, Claire suggested that I write about books that changed my life. That was a tough one for me to answer, but I could think of three small things that changed my life that I can share with you all. I may come across as a bit hippy-dippy in this post, but so be it!

01: What the bleep to we know? This has a bit of a strange story behind. I was at a crossroads in my life, and a friend of mine kept raving about this ‘documentary’ and how it had changed his life. At this point in time it was not readily available to watch online, so I just tucked it away in the back of my mind for future reference. Soon after that I was browsing the TV guide and saw that it was showing that day in the afternoon. Which was too much of a coincidence for me to ignore, so I sat down to watch it. It may sound strange, but it was pretty much exactly what I needed to see that that point in time. I felt a bit lost, and the idea that I could help create my own future just by being positive and setting my intentions for the day was quite intriguing to me. So I tried it, and it worked for me.

02: This is Water by David Foster Wallace. My best friend let me borrow her copy of this essay/speech, and I’m so glad that she did. The underlying message of this story is something that we should all take on board. I try to re-read (or listen to) this every few months, because it helps shift my perception back to where it should be.

03: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray. I know, right? I didn’t read the whole book, but what I did made so much sense to me. If you’ve ever come across road blocks in your relationship in the area of communication – try reading the communication sections of this book. It helped me so much. It’s amazing for me to look at how I’ve been trying to communicate with my partner as I would like to be communicated with, but he needs something different. I’ve changed the way I communicate with Sebastian after reading this, and it all feels so much easier now.

If you have any little things that have changed your life that you’d like to share, I’d love to hear them!