I’ve been reading A Whole New Mind. I like that it talks about meaning. I journaled about this a couple of nights ago, thinking deeply about it. Life seems to have meaning because of the evolutionary benefits that come from sensible objects. Things that work are more beautiful. The more deeply they work, and the more they touch the core of our souls, the more we inherently love them.
I flew to Vegas today via Virgin America. We were sitting in the reasonably-comfortable seats when over the intercom the captain announces:
“Well, we’re about 10 minutes from Las Vegas. I can see out of the left window. However, there is a VIP security official down there. We have to go into a holding position until it takes flight.”
Today I went to a meeting with a friend working on a nonprofit in the Bay Area. He’s always interesting to talk with because he has stream-of-consciousness thinking. I wish him luck.
I talked with my sister on the bike ride to Stanford today. I believe in the power of close relationships to increase happiness. It’s so easy to stay in touch, all it takes is a little effort. Don’t forget, the world runs on smiles. Talk to someone and make them happy.