“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” — Maya Angelou
This Monday’s list is dedicated to prepping you for your Thanksgiving week, and that is something to be thankful for.
What We’re Listening To
We Get It: The ride home to your in-laws’ is going to be long. Here’s a podcast for the ride there from Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus about living a more meaningful life with less.
Episode That Hooked Us: 142 | Anxiety, July 24, 2018
Our Favorite Minimalists Quote: “Black coffee is a synecdoche for life: when you eliminate the excess—when you deliberately avoid life’s empty calories—what remains is exponentially more delicious, more enjoyable, more worthwhile.”
What We’re Sending
Our Best Out-of-Office Messages
Something Fun for Taking a Break: We’re over the boring OOO messages this holiday season. Let’s try for something more snazzy. Our favorite picks.
Message 1: Gone Fishing.
Message 2: I am on annual leave until dd/mm/yyyy. I will allow each sender one email and if you send me multiple emails, I will randomly delete your emails until there is only one remaining. Choose wisely. Please note that you have already sent me one email.
Message 3: I’ll be 1 percent connected while on vacation so I’m not 100 percent panicked on return.
How We’re Giving
Why We Love It: Just type in your state and zip code, and they’ll give you your nearest food bank.
The Stats: 51% of all food programs rely entirely on volunteers. Skip the Black Friday shopping this year, and donate your time to one of your local food banks.
Do It Together: Most food banks across the US can host up to 50 volunteers. Make it a group effort and pose it to your office as your next big community outreach.