A loveable day. It’s up there with my birthday. It shouldn’t have to take a new year to start new practices but it helps me to. This is my year of grateful living. I will look for the good and I believe I’ll find it and more. I’ve got a journal by my bedside to tail my day with my gratitudes. The same jotter carries my daily affirmations. I want to be accountable to myself this year so I aim to track my thoughts and movements, my spendings and consumptions. Tagged. When I give my workshop on letters we touch on the joy of a hand written note. During my year of grateful living I will write 52 Thank-You cards.
“Such a sweet gift – a piece of handmade writing, in an envelope that is not a bill, sitting in our friend’s path when she trudges home from a long day spent among wahoos and savages, a day our words will help repair.They don’t need to be immortal, just sincere. She can read them twice, and then tomorrow.” (How to write a letter – by Garrison Keillor)
This winter I’ve been writing a lot of my correspondences in cafes. To sweeten the chore. Of course it’s not really a chore once I get stuck in. And never when there’s a coffee at the ready. I’ve carried unsent letters in my bag until they disintegrate. All that effort to end up as bag dust. Now I stock-pile stamps and that helps though the bottle neck can occur with addressing the envelope and I’ve no short cut there.