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30 xmas trees, gifts too good to pass up!
by Joyce White   
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Last edited: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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30 Awesome Christmas Trees, With 30 Inspirational Presents For The Ones You Love

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 01:15 PM PST

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” -Kahlil Gibran

Underneath each tree in this post you’ll find an inspirational link to an article written by a selection of the best bloggers out there.

Share this post as a present with all the people you love!
Give them inspiration instead of crap, words instead of presents and love instead of money this Christmas. The world has changed you know!

For more info about the great people who contributed to this christmas project, click here for the blogroll.



Upside down tree
(Pic source) Lifestyle re-designInspirational gift from Corbett Barr
Post: Being willing to fall down
Quote: “All the stress and uncer­tainty and fear and worry about what’s not get­ting done that comes along with being self employed was replaced with a deeply ful­fill­ing, almost zen-like sense of accom­plish­ment and belong­ing.”

Flying star tree
(Pic source) Minimalism gift from Colin Wright
Post: Minimalism Explained
Quote: “So when you think of Minimalism, you likely think of getting rid of stuff, not buying anything new, and living in a small white room with no furniture or pictures on the wall.This COULD be true , but in most cases it’s not.”

Light tube tree (Pic Source) Story gift from Tina Su
Post: The Cab driver I never forget
Quote: “I squeezed her hand, then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life. I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift.”

Pacman Tree (Pic Source) Niels HermusVision of a child gift from Niels Hermus
Post: 10 reasons to live your life as a little kid
Quote: “These were the years everything seemed possible, life had no limits and looked like one bad ass playground. These were the years you learned more skills as you did the rest of your years combined, your circle of life expanded every day, each day was an adventure”

Television Tower Tree
(Pic Source) Anti-television gift from Tyler Tervooren
Post: How to instantly add 8.2 years and $ 133.369 to your life
Quote: “It’s not that TV isn’t fun, it’s that life itself can be a lot more fun. I don’t mean to sound like one of those new age hippies that’s all “high on life” or some BS, but it’s true .”

Bottle Tree
(Pic Source) Breath taking gift from Leo Babauta
Quote: “If you are moving too fast, breathe. It will remind you to slow down, and enjoy life more. So breathe. And enjoy each moment of this life. They’re too fleeting and few to waste.”

Toy Tree (Pic Source) Big impact gift from Mars Dorian
Post: Why the world needs YOU
Quote: “My goal is to inspire people. And to be more precise – I want to get people fired up to leave their own dent in the (digital) universe, preferably through entrepreneurship. Get excited and DO stuff.”

____________________________________________________________________ Office Light Tree (Pic Source) Skill gift from Marc & Angel
50 things everybody should know how to do
Quote: “Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.  To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades.”

____________________________________________________________________ Book Tree (Pic Source) Interesting gift from Henrik Edberg
Post: Do you make these 10 mistakes in a conversation
Quote: Like in so many areas in life, you can’t always wait for the other party to make the first move. When needed, be proactive and be the first one to open up and invest in the conversation.”

____________________________________________________________________ Hard Disk Tree (Pic Source) Jobless gift from Everett Bogue
Post: 27 reasons why you should never have a job
Quote: “We grow up with this idea that we’re supposed to train for the “workforce”. Most of our parents had jobs, all of our friends want to get jobs, all of the advertisements tell you to buy stuff in order to make you happier at your job.”

Weird creature tree
(Pic Source, Veron is crazy about trees) Rebelling gift from Ash Ambirge
Post: Live Alive, not just a life: Guidelines for rebelling against “Reality”.
Quote: “And, isn’t the ability to be who we want to be–not just some version of who everyone else is–worth taking the time to consider?  /   Having good intentions doesn’t yield results.  Get off your rear and make it happen. Be zealous.”

____________________________________________________________________ Pink, pink, pink tree (Pic Source) Safe gift from Maren Kate
Post: Playing it safe will destroy your life
Quote: “So no more playing it safe, go run in traffic, stick your hands in fire, wrestle near cliffs (metaphorically of course!) and get out there and start living life – so you fail, so you make a fool of yourself, better than blending into the background… ”

Diamond tree
(Pic Source) Challenging gift from Cody McKibben
Post: The challenges and rewards of living adventurously
Quote: “Work-life balance and (attempts at) self-management are two of the most important elements of how I live my life. It’s important to me to spend my very limited time here doing things that make a difference and that make me happy”

Modern candle light tree
(Pic Source) Confronting gift from Diggy
Post: Here’s why most people will never succeed
Quote: “The reason why most people will never succeed is because they are lazy and because they do not want to put in the hard work and effort to get to where they dream of being. Now that I gave you the (basic) answer, you don’t need to read the rest of the article anymore.”

Mountain side tree
(Pic Source) Extraordinary gift from Tyler Tervooren
Post: 30 surprisingly difficult ways to be extraordinary
Quote: “Life is simple, but living remarkably is not nearly as easy as all of the “5 Ways to be Successful”articles on the internet make it out to be. In fact, it’s quite hard and there is no guide you can follow, so you’re going to have to make your own. ”

Tree on wheels
(Pic Source) Influential gift from Mars Dorian
Post: Spread your influence by reinventing yourself
Quote: The problem is: millions are doing the same thing, and now you are a walking commodity, just like everyone else. People ignore you, so what do you do ? Reinvent yourself…”

____________________________________________________________________ Toblerone Tree (Pic Source) Paradox gift by Corbett Barr
Post: The Paradox: Changing the world VS enjoying the present
Quote: “It’s easy to become con­sumed with thoughts of the future. “When I fin­ish this project things will be great.” “It’ll just take two years to build this busi­ness, and then I can do all that stuff I really want to do.” When you arrive you’ll be happy, goes the thinking.”

Bicycle tree
(Pic Source) A gift for parents from Tina Su
Post: A story of Parenting & Happiness
Quote: “Yes, I know it’s important. At least in theory: taking care of myself will benefit everyone around me, and not doing so will hurt the same people I love. But when things get busy, as they always do, something has to give.”

____________________________________________________________________ Heineken tree (Pic Source) Outsourcing gift from Maren Kate
Post: Outsourcing as a Way of Life
Quote: “It’s what gives me the freedom to go swimming in the middle of the work day while simultaneously getting projects done and bringing in income and if you desire to live an unconventional life and build a unique business as I do then I’d love to share with you just how outsourcing works.”

Snow Sculptree
(Pic Source) Reasons to be happy gift from Colin Wright
Post: 4 Heartless, logical reasons to be happy
Quote: “Sure, you can do things that don’t fit with the rules we’ve built as a society. It’s not okay to run around naked in most cities, for example. But really, what are the true consequences if you did? What rules can you dodge and twist and dismiss entirely?”

Pinecone tree
(Pic Source) 67 gifts from Ash Ambirge
Post: The 67 emotions of online succes: My Story
Quote: For everyone out there shackled by fear, telling yourself that you could lose everything, YOU ARE RIGHT. And for everyone out there that, despite that knowledge, is still willing to risk it by fighting for something more out of this fleeting speck of time we’re granted here on earth, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO WILL TRULY SUCCEED.”

Lobster trap tree
(Pic Source) Inspirational gift from Leo Babauta
Post: 20 things I wish I had known when starting out in life
Quote: “Do I share them now to share my regrets? No, I share them in hopes that younger men and women, just starting out in life, can benefit from my mistakes and my lessons.”

Pillow tree
(Pic Source) Niels HermusAwesome gift from Niels Hermus
Post: Who dares to be awesome
Quote: “He told me those people were successful, they were AWESOME at whatever they did. We instead, we were just ordinary people, we did not have those chances, and we would never survive outside the herd.”

Beer can tree
(Pic Source) Destroying gift from Everett Bogue
Post: How to destroy your past lives, starting over
Quote: “
The world changes. We evolve into new and better individuals every single day. The choice though is this: will you continue to build up your energy in order to focus on the person you were back then? Or can you let it go, to concentrate on the faces around you now?”

Terminated oil drums tree
(Pic Source) Gandhi gift from Henrik Edberg
Post: Gandhi’s top 10 fundamentals for changing the world
Quote: “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

400 year old oak christmas tree
(Pic Source) Kick-Ass gift from Justin Wright
Post: How to have a kick-ass 2010
Quote:So here’s a thought: why not set a goal of making this year the best year of your life? Can you think of a single reason why it shouldn’t be? I can’t. So how can you make this year an amazing one? Start by doing some the following things.”

Book case tree
(Pic Source) Confronting post from Julian Smith
Post: Stop being a fucking Pussy
“Ok, you want to be successful. You think you’re trying your hardest. Dammit you are pretty sure you’re gunning for it, really hard! But here is the truth: You’re not.”

Sushi Tree (pic source)
Excuse gift by Justin Wright
Post: Stop making excuses
Quote: “If you’ve read The Four Hour Work Week and from there started to read a number of lifestyle design blogs and newsletters then this is really your wake up call. If you’re enjoying reading about the concepts, dreaming about what life *could* be like but you have yet to actually take your first practical step and start making changes to your lifestyle then *now* is the time.”

Ladder tree
(Pic Source) Strange gift from Tyler Tervooren
Post: The importance of talking to strangers
Quote: “Strangers hold the keys to all kinds of knowledge that we want. They help us understand more about people and how we relate to each other. They unlock cultural misunderstandings and bring freedom to the oppressed.”

Wood-stick tree
(Pic Source) Quiet gift from Tina Su
Post: How to quiet your mind
Quote: “You see, it’s not us, it’s just that we’ve become so easily distracted by the hurrying demands of modern life, that we’ve temporarily lost touch with our natural state of being. But there is a way, if we seek it.” .


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