Happy New Year ! (Monday, 3 January, 2022)
This is the first newsletter of 2022. There are 51 more to come this year (there are 52 weeks in 2022.)
First of all, let me say :
Thank you for all subscribers who remained with powernotes and therefore supported the newsletter. We promise to improve and deliver a great and enjoyable newsletter for you, so that you will have a relaxing and great start of the week the entire year, every monday.
Let’s have a better 2022 !
We start this week’s powernotes with a beautiful short poem written by poet Kate Summers :
This New Year Poem is just for you
Be happy and live life through
Look forward to coming the days
May happiness be your way.
No matter what challenges you face
Find the good and you will find your place
Being optimistic is the way
To be successful every day!
It’s a simple message of optimism and it’s about enjoying life. This is the only message I have for all of you for the New Year. No fresh starts, no reflections, no planning, no changes. Just that we should be optimistic and enjoy our days on this planet.
Upload your children’s drawings, or your drawings, in this application and bring them to life ! Animated Drawings - a project created by Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab.
A drone that you have seen only in movies. Until now. Check out Dronut, the world’s first bi-rotor drone.
You can compare the cost of living between cities around the world with Numbeo.
Tripsy - a great app that lets you plan and manage your trips with ease.
A free habit-building and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. Maybe you’re interested - Habitica.
Sono Motors is developing an electric car that charges itself with energy from the sun. Watch the video.
Lots of great new tv series will arrive this year. But until then, here are The best TV shows of 2021.
Discover recipes by adding the ingredients you wish. Supercook.
Here is a sophisticated social network - Column.
Remarkable Trees around the World. I love trees. Really love them.
An interesting video on radical acceptance.
A short animated video that explains the paradox of choice.
An eye-opening article about the nature of impermanence.
The spiritual journey of Mildred Lisette Norman.
Physicist Sean Carroll describes the Many-Worlds Theory, and why he thinks it may be true.
It’s time for discovering two great books, in bite-sized fashion. Just click on the image of the book to explore the book on goodreads.
Here are five notes from the book:
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
As I look back on my own life, I recognize that some of the greatest gifts I received from my parents stemmed not from what they did for me - but rather from what they didn’t do for me.
The hot water that softens a carrot will harden an egg.
With every moment of your time, every decision about how you spend your energy and your money, you are making a statement about what really matters to you.
The trap many people fall into is to allocate their time to whoever screams loudest, and their talent to whatever offers them the fastest reward. That’s a dangerous way to build a strategy.
Here are five notes from the book:
It would be impossible to prevent the modification of your mind. Everything you do or experience alters your mind.
All beliefs are just temporary experiments.
Often, the greatest barrier to serenity is too many desires for what we don’t possess and too few for what we do.
You can desire the present to be exactly as it is, while at the same time desiring that the future be different.
You can only be as happy as your mind is programmed to be.