Happy new year readers, I am determined to make 2015 my best year yet and I discovered the best way to do it: help other people. That is right, all you have to do is help other people and the best part is that it doesn't matter how you do it.
If you don't believe me try it and see. I gave a homeless man a larger than usual amount the other day, I felt amazing as I walked away imagining how happy he would be and what he would spend it on. Maybe vodka, but who I am to judge.
I got the idea from research I found in a TED video. In case you haven't heard of TED, it is a platform for people who have something to say, to say it via a public talk. This is then filmed and put on the website. Sounds boring doesn't it? That is why I have ignored TED for so long, but recently I have found lots of really interesting talks. I recommend you start at the happiness section as that is something we all want more of: https://www.ted.com/topics/happiness
Besides watching TED videos I have also been travelling. I saw the tallest building in the world in Dubai and I saw the amazing Palm Islands from the plane. It is so cool what they have done with Dubai.
Anyway we are living here for a while because my partner wants to build property for an investment. We have been searching for contracting companies in Dubai for the last week and finally found the perfect one yesterday. We met some real scoundrels but that last firm we met were great so I have included a link. We both took an instant liking to the contractor, whereas many were quite brash or false looking.
Anyway now that we have found a company to build the villa, we can enjoy Dubai. I don't know why I had to go along to help him choose, it was so boring. But apparently he thinks I have a sixth sense when it comes to sizing people up.
From that standpoint it was kind of interesting as I felt like the main guy in The Mentalist whilst we were speaking to all these contractors. I did get a bit paranoid that they thought I was looking at them funny a couple of times but they generally ignored me.
Next it is time to enjoy some shopping, rest and relaxation in Dubai. Our hotel is lovely and great value compared to London or New York. Anyway my phone camera isn't working well so instead of a photo of Dubai, I will put in a great TED talk I watched last night.