Every year I try to have some kind of year-long project: one year I took photos of each day’s outfit. One year I blogged (most days) about my reading life. One year I recorded every new recipe I tried.
In 2013 I made a little tiny book, and every day I wrote down good one thing in it.It’s a bitty thing, just a little over two inches square. It was one of those novelty books of horoscopes, which are good for a laugh but which I ultimately think are ridiculous. I like its repurposed self much better. I covered it with the paper from a Hallmark bag and painted most of the pages and gradually, day by day, it filled up with good things.
Looking back over the days now, I see records of meeting new people (and then meeting them again!), trying new foods, and experiencing new places.
There were kind things people did for me (like a gift of pine nuts from my friend Mrs Pine Nut!)And kind things people said to me.And a couple pretty awesome internet happenings. And some things that were just really unexpected and random. Random is my favorite.
It was a good year. And it’s good to have a record of that.