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a thought a day

I was browsing in Chapters one day and I saw this journal on the shelf and I thought it was a brilliant (i.e. why didn’t I think of this first?) idea.

I picked it up and flipped through it.  The premise is this: on each page there is the date, i.e. January 1, 20**.  Down each page there are 5 sections exactly alike and each day you are supposed to write one little thought.  Nothing earth shattering (there are only like 5 lines so what can you write that would be that earth shattering in 5 lines)?  Anyway, then the next day you move on to the next page and so on, and so forth.  Then the next year you start back at the beginning and add your new entry to each page.  In that way when you’re writing January 1, 2015, you can look back and see what you wrote on January 1, 2012, January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014.  Brilliance, sheer brilliance.

This is especially perfect for someone like me who is obsessed with the past and remembering what happened “on this day” in previous years.  Although I don’t admit it to too many people (so it’s a good thing only 3 of you read this blog!), I have kept every calendar I’ve ever used from the time I was in Grade 6.  Sometimes, when no one else is around and I’m feeling particularly nostalgic, I will go down and dig them out of the box where they live in my basement and flip back through a few of the “oldies” and flash back to a different time and place.  It’s like my own little time machine.

But I digress.  So I bought one of the journals.  Actually, I bought one for a friend of mine (one of the three people who read this blog so she knows who she is) and then I decided it was something her and I should do “together” so I bought one for myself as well.  I am proud to say that I’ve written in it every day.  Okay, no need to be mean, I know it’s only January 3 but it’s really about rewarding small steps in the right direction!

However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I should admit that I screwed up when I went to write on the second day.  As I mentioned above, you write each day on a different page.  In order to make this really as simple as possible, the dates are pre-printed for you; about as idiot-proof as you can get.  However, in my excitement over writing consistently for two whole days, I went and wrote my brilliant “thought” for January 2 under the one I had written for January 1, rather than on the next page.

Duh.

Oh well, at least on a yearly basis I will be reminded of what a dweeb I am.  Just in case I forget.  Maybe that should be my “thought” for today.

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