Web Spy: 1000 Awesome Things

[There are over 100 million sites on the Internet. 100 million! You might think you know about all the important ones (CollegeCandy, Gmail, Google, Zappos…), but there are thousands of other sweet sites out there (like CoolSpotters, DailyLit and The Weather Stylist). And more showing up every day! We get it – it’s not easy or fun sifting through the crap and porn to find those gems, so we’re gonna bring the gems to you. Just sit back, kick up those feet and allow us to introduce you to the diamonds in the internet rough.]

We’ve all heard the old saying that it’s the little things in life that really matter.  But it’s easy to get so caught up  in everything else in our lives that we can forget about all those little things.

1000 Awesome Things is a nice reminder to appreciate the simple things in life.  The blog is essentially just a countdown of 1,000 “awesome” little things, posted every weekday.  Some of the things on the list will make you nostalgic for your childhood (like #805: the smell of crayons, or #660: Stomping dry crunchy leaves on the sidewalk), while others will make you laugh when you read them and think, “hey, I do that, too!” (like #777: Reading the nutritional label and eating it anyway–“Sometimes you just gotta read the nutritional label and eat it anyway.  Sometimes … you just gotta live.”).  Others, however, are just plain awesome (#765: Thinking it’s Thursday when it’s Friday, #861: Not getting a hangover when you were expecting to get one, or #983: That pile of assorted beers left in your fridge after a party).

And the site’s gained lots of attention; it’s been featured on tons of different news and entertainment sites, won two Webby awards and was named one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 sites, all of which has led to a book deal for author Neil Pasricha.  The Book of Awesome, (sounds like something Barney Stinson would write, no?) which comes out in April, features some of the most memorable entries from the blog along with a lot of new content as well.

So the next time you’re overwhelmed with worrying about global warming or who will get voted off American Idol and you just need a pick-me-up, turn to 1000 Awesome Things.  Its perfect blend of lighthearted humor and charm will surely make you smile and realize that you can be happier just by learning to appreciate the little things that make life awesome.

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