“Keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. It’s the way to happiness. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.”—H.C. Mattern (via overflowing)
The most interesting thing out of the New York Times Sunday edition this morning by far: Two Brooklyn twentysomethings are banking on the idea that — in spite of the ubiquity of corner stores in New York — there is a void for an online bodega that delivers. So they made one:
Although the service has made just two or three deliveries a night — many to friends — since it started in September, the business is growing by word of mouth. On a recent Friday night, Arielle Ginsberg, a 24-year-old research scientist, placed an order for seltzer, a 40-ounce bottle of Colt 45 and either Cheez-Its or Goldfish crackers to be delivered to her Greenpoint apartment. The cost of the purchase was $8 with a $5 delivery charge.
“I do capitalize on the laziness of people,” said Abe Jellinek.
In the DR that is huge, being able to order from your corner store (colmado). I’ve always wondered why that had not been done (specially here in the Washington Heights area) if every other business deliver.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”—Marianne Williamson
Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will be even worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in, Mr Nakata. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.”
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”—
Not a Bible-slinguing Christian anymore, still one my favorite verses.
“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”—Ray Bradbury (via hellovagina)
“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.”—Isaac Newton (via langer)