Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I want you to do a December Daily
Well, December is here and it's time for the December Daily album that Lynette and Crystal have told you about already. I did it last year and the best thing about it is reading it now, a year later, and being able to remember through words and the photos what our family was like then. (And of course, what the month was like for us too.) I encourage you to start one up tonight! It's only the second...and it doesn't have to be fancy. It doesn't have to be Christmas-y. It doesn't have to have all the perfect "stuff" in it (though you know where to find it if you need any!)
It could be a plain notebook that you intentionally journal in every day this month, without any photos. It can be one photo a day on some cardstock, with a few lines about your day, or a favorite memory or a tradition you love.
I've been looking forward to starting my daily documentation for weeks. Last year, I realized that it really helps you to notice the details of your life and really enjoy them. Christmas didn't seem quite so stressful (even though the word 'sick' was written down much too frequently - oh my poor kids!) So now this book is not only fun and cool and interesting - it's also THERAPEUTIC. How can you go wrong?
If Christmas isn't a big thing for you, or you don't celebrate at all, it doesn't need to be about that just because it's December - the point is, it's a very cool and interesting project to gather the memories of a whole month and have them in one album. Your regular, everyday comings and goings, joys and disappointments, thoughts and conversations. Your LIFE, in the month of December, 2009.
This year's book is looking kind of skinny and sad still, so here's a few photos from last years album. And I'm serious! and bossy! start one tonight - you won't regret it.