The Best Kind of Day

Today was the best kind of day.  I woke up feeling good, completed a few cleaning and organization projects, had lunch with a wonderful new friend, and scrapbooked.  It’s the last part that I’m particularly excited about tonight.  Amidst the craziness of December, my December Daily scrapbooking project (and my poor, lonely blog) didn’t get the attention I had intended.

So when I got to the bottom of my messy craft table tonight and found my December Daily base pages, I wondered if I should just throw in the towel and wait until next year.  After all, I hadn’t taken very many pictures and very few of my stories were specifically “Christmas” stories.

What made me decide to finish (or rather, start) the project was this video by scrapbooker Shimelle.  It helps me remember that my story is very important and that I do have something to say.  I’m a person who has important stories to tell.  I have an interesting life.  I won’t have a typical December Daily, but I will have my December Daily album.  And next year, I’ll be so happy to look back on the album, take note of the changes, and celebrate my progress.

I’m also very excited about my One Little Word for 2011.  If you’ve never heard about this project, check out Ali Edwards’ class over at for more information.   While I’m not entirely sure what my word is going to be this year, I have an idea that I’m hoping to capture with it.  I want to live my life in 2011 in a rich and fulfilling way.  I want to dig deep and really enjoy my surroundings, friends, family, job and hobbies.  And while I know that life throws us unexpected situations, I feel like if I can choose a word to remind me of this intention, then I might stay encouraged to make this intention translate into action on a day-to-day basis.  What’s your little word for 2011?

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