“Just thinking about doing someone a favor is important. Not actually doing the favor. Thinking about being generous. New research shows that’s enough for a lift.” Lizzie Post

“Just thinking about doing someone a favor is important. Not actually doing the favor. Thinking about being generous. New research shows that’s enough for a lift.” Lizzie Post

Source: Awesome Etiquette – Episode #162: Happy Birthday, No Gifts Please

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"That’s just such a weird deflection. Actually, she’s just making one thing about race. That’s not everything. It’s just one thing. You are counting wrong.” Mallory Ortberg

“One of the really unique pains of being a person of color – specifically a black woman – around a group of white people is feeling like if you are trying to name a dynamic or identify something that has a really weighted racist history when someone is saying ‘You’re making everything about race.’ That’s just such a weird deflection. Actually, she’s just making one thing about race. That’s not everything. It’s just one thing. You are counting wrong.” "It is okay for you to say it. You are not making 'Everything about race.' Which is such a weird racist ... Read more

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"Be full of desire but easy to please." Gretchen Rubin

Great idea for better relationships, careers, and play. "Have a lot of things that you want to do and be interested. 'It’d be fun to do this, it’d be fun to do that.' But at the same time, be completely easy going. You want to get pizza, let’s get pizza. 'You want to the museum that’s a great idea.' Easy to please but not indifferent.” “Someone has to do the mental work of deciding what to do.” Source: Happier with Gretchen Rubin - Ep. 139: Be Full of Desire But Easy To Please

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