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"The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do." Henry Moore

10 Magazines

1. Hope, P.O. Box 52241,
Boulder, CO 80322

2. Yes, Positive Futures Network, P.O. Box 10818, Bainbridge Is.,
WA 98110

3. Whole Earth, P.O. Box 3000, Denville, NJ 07834

4. Cohousing, 1460 Quince Ave., #102, Boulder, CO 80304

5. Permaculture Activist, P.O. Box 1209, Black Mt., NC 28711

6. Communities, www.ic.org

7. Funny Times, P.O. Box 18530, Dept. 2 AAN, Cleveland Hgts.,
OH 49118

8. Who Cares?, 1436 "O" St. N. W. #201, Washington, D.C. 20009

9. The Deisgn Exchange (for ecovillage info.), 560 Farm Rd.,
P.O. Box 90, Summertown,
TN 38483

10. Hospital Clowns Newsletter,
P.O. Box 8457, Emeryville,
CA 94662

10 Things To Do

1. Pick up all the trash in an area in your home town; be its guardian. Tell others about it.

2. Be friendly to everyone at all times; experiment outrageously.

3. Offer a shoulder or foot rub in any environment.

4. Always speak up for justice, not matter how much it costs.

5. Go once a week to nursing homes to cheer people up as a friend.

6. Turn off your TV and become interesting. Perform yourself.

7. consider being silly in public. Sing out loud. Wear funny stuff.

8. Find ways to need a whole lot less money; share beyond belief.

9. Have potlucks frequently, with neighbors, coworkers, strangers. Work toward living in extended families.

10. Take your vacations in your own home town and spend the money working on projects there that help build community.

10 Books

1. The Autobiography of Goethe

2. Report to Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis

3. Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

4. New and Selected Poems, Mary Oliver

5. When Corporations Rule The World, David Korten

6. Intentional Communities Directory

7. Books of Barbara Kingsolver

8. Love and Survival, Dean Ornish, M. D.

9. Cartoon Books of Jerry van Amerongen

10. Permaculture: An Operator's Manual, Bill Mollison

10 WebSites

1. FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy
in Reporting)

2. The Foundation Center

3. Jim Hightower

4. Nonviolence Web

5. Alternative Medicine Homepage

6. School for Designing A Society

7. Institute for global

8. The Positive Futures Network

9. Intentional Communities Web

10. Patch Adams/Gesundheit!

10 Questions

1. If no one wants to end up in a nursing home, what kind of community can celebrate all ages together and honor elders?

2. Could you choose at least one child you're not related to and help give them the time and care they need?

3. If compassion and generosity were the measure of success that money and power are now, how would your life change?

4. In order to bond your neighborhood in healthy interdependence you would need to host weekly potlucks. Would you?

5. If being publicly joyful, even silly, were beneficial for our society, would you participate?

6. If you have rooms at your home, why not take in single parents as a gift?

7. How can we move to an economics of friendship?

8. Could you do ten or more volunteer hours each week to make a healthier world?

9. Do you dare to be universally friendly to end violence?

10. Can you match the cost of everything you buy with a donation to an environmental sustainability project?

10 Ideas

1. The world's richest 360 people have the same amount of money as the poorest 2.4 billion people.

2. The most revolutionary act you can commit in today's society is to be publicly happy.

3. "When it's over, I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement." Mary Oliver

4. "You only have to let the small animal of your body love what it loves." Mary Oliver

5. "Life is trouble only death is not, to be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble." Kazantzakis

6. "To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is next only to draw new mischief on." Shakespeare

7. "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun; you find that fun and snap, the job's a game." Mary Poppins

8. "Only a life lived for others is worthwhile". Albert Einstein

9. "Life doesn't cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." G.B. Shaw

10. With passion, anything is possible.

The GESUNDHEIT! Institute
1-877-Silly DR, P.O. Box 98072, Washington, D.C. 20090-8072, www.patchadams.org