Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.
— Anne Frank
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A friend of mine, Rad, posted something inspired by the above Anne Frank quote on Facebook earlier today that really hit the spot for me. It's been on my mind all day ... I can't help but share it here:

This really made me think. How interesting our minds operate. How easy it is for us to focus on what people did WRONG instead of appreciating things they did RIGHT.

”Focusing on someone else’s ERROR, focusing on someone else’s GUILT (they did this to me, they did that, they wronged me!). All of that is taking us further towards ANGER, BITTERNESS and FEAR and only creates more SEPARATENESS between each other.

”I think we really need to look into it in order to make a change in our intimate relationships and collective consciousness of this planet. Of course, people make mistakes, we all make mistakes but at the same time we make so many GOOD things too! Here the FORGIVENESS comes and our choice WHAT to focus on in someone else’s behaviour.

”We can focus on the LOVING thoughts instead — the GOOD THINGS, GRATITUDE, BEAUTY, INTIMACY, CONNECTION — and practice them each day, day by day until they are strongly embedded in the fabric of who we are. Like going to gym we need to practice this NEW inner muscles of seeing INNOCENCE in PEOPLE and willingness to SEE them differently.
— Rad Kaim

1. "Girl From The North Country" - Bob Dylan
2. "The Penalty" - Beirut
3. "Beautiful Collision" - Bic Runga
4. "Listening For The Weather" - Bic Runga
5. "She's Always A Woman" - Billy Joel
6. "I Try" - Macy Gray
7. "Basic Instinct" - The Acid
8. "Angel" - Aretha Franklin
9. "Suburban War" - Arcade Fire
10. "To Build A Home" - The Cinematic Orchestra
11. "Walk Unafraid" - First Aid Kit
12. "Fade Out Lines" - The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer
13. "Boys & Girls" - Alabama Shakes
14. "Don't Wanna Fight" - Alabama Shakes