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October 2, 2007

Something to look forward to

This is pretty much a piece of trash. Of sorts. I was helping someone at work a few weeks ago; we were putting out some ring-binders and this piece of heavy paper was stuck in between a couple of them so they wouldn't get scratched. Isn't it wonderful? I think it looks like a foggy pink landscape. Very inspiring. So I kept it, it was too good to just throw in the bin. I think I'm going to cut it up and make some more of those mini notepads.

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the importance of having something to look forward to. And it is very important, I think. It makes the yucky days easier to get through because there's that little glimmer of something nice to help you along. In the spirit of my thoughts on the sweetness of anticipation, I've decided that, all through October, I'll write a list of things I'm looking forward to each day.

Like yesterday; I had several things to look forward to: finishing work early, and being picked up by Tony (unexpectedly, I must say, he stayed home from work as he wasn't feeling well, poor monkey!), nice home-made food at lunch, one of Tony's brownies for dessert, working on my new crocheted mittens during my breaks.

Little things, but they really do brighten up my day! I also have a list of "big things" that I'm looking forward to in the coming months, although I haven't made a list of them. But it's nice to be able to think: "in two weeks we're going to [blank]", "next month we'll [blank]".

I'm doing this in an effort to show myself that, although it might not always look it, there are good things in my life and bright spots, even during the darkest of days. Which is why the other part of my little project is that each evening I'm going to write down the good things that happened. Hopefully, the second list will be longer than the first one!

I have a special project under way, which I will reveal in a few days. Some of you already know what it is, and I hope you're as excited about it as I am!

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