I don’t normally watch a lot of TV. I have always wanted to, but it is often difficult for me to “sit” through a show. Usually as soon as I sit down the “million other things I should be doing”, race through my head. Last week after working all day, I decided to renovate my home office. I had been setting tile for hours and was starting to drag in the quiet hours while my family was sleeping. I didn’t want to stop, but I was needing some inspiration. I generally love this “alone” time and will listen to books on audible, ponder, dream and refuel. One night, I decided to see if there was something on Netflix that I could listen/watch while tiling. (Setting tile is not my favorite thing, but the finished product always brings me joy). I came across “The Kindness Diaries.” The first episode had me hooked! I binge watched the 2 seasons over the next few days while I worked on my office after hours. I was exhausted, fatigued and inspired!
Leon Logothetis narrates his journey of finding kindness around the world. After completing the binge sessions I decided to order this book. It is filled with “28-1/2 adventures guaranteed to make you happier”. I will give it a try. I feel like I am already a “happy” person, but am alway striving to become better and do more.
Have you ever been guilty of “binge watching” and in the process found inspiration?
One of my favorite quotes from Leon during the series… “The world is filled with travelers. Some by force some by choice. For some of us this is a calling. At the heart of this brotherhood is the desire to connect, find community and a place to belong. And every single connection made makes the world a little better because as Mark Twain once put it, ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be aquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of ones lifetime’.”~Leon Logothetis, season 2