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Happy Seeds

An Evolving List of Happy Media

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Browse this list of books, podcasts, videos, and music that can grow a happy seed in you.

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Future Self and Present You - A Happy Seed

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 "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

You of today is the only one who can show up for you of tomorrow.

How often do you think about yourself 5 years in the future? 20 years in the future? 40 years? Last year, I had a short trip to the San Jose airport with a lovely, older gentleman as my Uber driver. He asked me to promise that I would gaze at myself in the mirror every morning, remember one day I may be blessed to turn 80, and that Zoe of the present had to look out for 80 year old Zoe of the future.

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It's Okay to Cry - A Happy Seed

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"It's okay to cry sweetie."

When you feel, let the tears flow.

A lot of crying happened this week.

I cried because I believed someone close to me may have died. Then, my friend cried the next day because someone close to them did die. I cried because of great love I witnessed in multiple friendships. I cried because of kind fathers being good to their sons, kind sons being good to their mothers, and kind spouses expressing true devotion and care to each other.

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What Voices are You Listening To - A Happy Seed

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"I have learned a great deal from listening carefully."
What voices are you listening to and do you like the way they speak to you?
I recently shared my Spotify playlist during an afternoon of music and product making with my brother.
 
He kindly offered to help me complete some inventory for our San Diego show and I was so excited to share with him my favorite jams.

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Measuring Growth - A Happy Seed

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"Measuring progress is often like watching grass grow. While it’s difficult to detect movement on a daily basis, it’s simple to see growth over time."

Measure your growth over years instead of weeks.

Small steps are just as powerful as big leaps because they are still steps in a direction.

When I was 11, my favorite teacher Mr. Burger (yes, that was his name) suggested I should start a new club on our middle school campus. Clubs usually met at lunch and he offered to be the club advisor.

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