Thursday, January 8, 2009

On New Year's Eve my mom or sister in law, I'm not sure which exactly, wanted us to go around and share the highlights of 2008.

When I got back to Utah a few days ago, I was looking through this brown notebook I have. I guess you could call it a journal. It's more a hodgepodge (yes, I said "hodgepodge") of To-Do Lists, quotes, thoughts I've had in random places, grocery lists, reminders. You name it, it's in there.

I may have talked about the following before. My mom bought us all a notebook when I was in middle school and we were supposed to write five things we were grateful for everyday. One of the many things we can thank Oprah for highlighting! I don't remember really ever being good at actually doing it but in the last few years I've reinstated the action in my life.

My little brown notebook, made from 100% post consumer recycled paper, has become home of these weekly lists. These lists are the product of my highlights. 2008 has been a good year. Really, one of the bests. I had a friend who told me that 21 was a great age for her.

21 feels right. I like that.

Ultimate "Top 5" 2008:
-Strawberries
-Good church talks
-Different Cultures
-Clean Air
-generosity
-Being close to family
-Service
-Opportunity
-Sunny Days
-Family
-Stars
-Hope
-People
-Cities
-Into the Wild
-having a job
-new ipod
-music that fits the mood perfectly
-Nail Clippers
-ward choirs
-effort
-agency
-knit/crochet
-Trains
-seeing a friend after a long time a part
-Travel
-Alma Chapter 34
-Internet
-Truth, any kind
-Birth of Christ
-Love
-Understanding
-Faith, in anything
-warm boots
-notes and letters
-glasses
-Amish Friendship Bread

6 comments:

MaWa said...

HOORAY!!!! I'm so glad that I don't have to keep looking at 'It's starting to get cold up here' anymore.....love those posts

Laura Rose said...

why didn't tyra make the list?

my mom gave me the same book where you write 5 things you're grateful for. twins.

Stephen and Rosie Boren said...

your mom is oprah.

Suzi said...

21 is a fabulous age. I miss you!

the mom said...

anniesusie you are a favorite of mine! love love love your list!

MaWa said...

faith in something.....you