This year, my New Year’s resolution isn’t going to be a cliché. I’m not going to pretend for three or four weeks that I’ll start working out at the gym more, or that I’m going to cut carbs from my diet forever, or even that I’m going to try harder to be a better person. No. This year I’m doing something completely different. I’m going to quit taking things for granted and really appreciate all of what life offers me—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and then I’m going to write these things down and make a book out of them. I’m going to call it my Thankful 365 Project. Here’s how it’s going to work:
Every day in 2014, I’m going to take a moment to write down what I’m thankful for. Nothing too in depth, but if I feel that what I’m thankful for needs an explanation, I’ll provide one. The notebook that I’ll be writing in will also have an envelope attached to the back cover, so I can stash photos.
Throughout the year, if I’m feeling discouraged or just feel that I need a moment to reflect on how incredibly blessed I am, I can look through the entries I have made already.
At the end of the year, I will have 365 things that I am thankful for and an envelope full of photos. I may leave it at that, or I may create a 2014: Thankful 365 Project scrapbook. Either way, I will have something I can forever look back on; something that is tangible proof that when the going gets tough, there is still so much in life that is amazing. And who knows, maybe one day when I’m old and have grandchildren, I can give them my book and it will help them see the brighter side of life too.
That’s my New Year’s resolution. What’s yours?
Rhonda, Fruttare Blogger
This is my New Year’s Resolution. What’s yours?
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Fruttare bars soon would be there.
Les bas de Noël sont suspendus à la cheminée, dans l’espoir de bientôt y trouver des barres Fruttare.
Happy New Year from Ashley and Rhonda, your Fruttare Bloggers!
Bonne année de Ashley et Rhonda, votre blogueuses de Fruttare!
My dog nestled in his bed (eat your heart out LOLcat!). Edited using the very awesome picmonkeyapp.
Top 10 things to do on Halloween Night:
#10. Build a gingerbread house. Haunt it. Then eat it.
#9. Reminisce about how you used to be able to eat a pillowcase full of candy and not gain any weight.
#8. Put on lingerie and fuzzy ears and call it a “cute bunny” costume.
#7. Buy candy, stay in, don’t answer the door, and eat the candy yourself.
#6. Laugh while watching every movie in a cheesy horror flick franchise.
#5. Carve a pumpkin with a scary face, get spooked, adjust the face into a toothless grin.
#4. Stay in bed. It’s spooky out there.
#3. Seriously consider trick-or-treating even though you’re in your 20’s.
#2. Book a dentist appointment for November 1st for obvious reasons.
#1. Stay out all night. You’re only young once.