Thursday, April 19, 2012


Today Neil Pasricha wrote about the #1 Awesome thing. Four years ago, after a dark period in his life, he created a blog and began to count down 1000 awesome things. Along the way, a book was developed and a huge following started. I can't remember exactly when I started to follow his blog.

The one post that is near and dear to me is #566 Unforgettable Friends. I wrote about this post before and the reason it hits home with me is because Neil lost his closest friend (by suicide) and it's the same way I lost my brother. Now because I commented on this post, I met a family who lost their son/brother the same way. The father contacted me through my blog email and a wonderful friendship began. This father helped me open up with how my brother died and in some way, he says that I helped him too. This would never be possible without Neil's blog.

I want to thank Neil for this but for also giving me a good laugh when I read his daily post on something awesome. Life will be a little empty now that the countdown has stopped. If you are not familiar with his blog, I highly recommend it. Or you can even buy one of his books (here and here).

With all that said...go out there today and do or discover something AWESOME!!!!


keltie said...

I've been meaning to read this book but keep forgetting, thanks for the reminder!

No Guts, No Glory said...

Nice post!

ellesy said...

i have never read the blog or the books but i saw neil on breakfast television a while back and was totally intrigued. turns out my friend actually works with neil and he is supposed to be quite awesome in person as well. it looks like i am going to have to catch up on some reading! thank you for posting this.