It might just be me, but this time of year tends to go by in the blink of an eye. One second it's Thanksgiving and the next it's January first. So I propose this: Every day a sentence.
It can be an observation, a detail or an idea. The important part is to write the moment down, to give it a place to land, grow, and reflect.
This time of year just makes me think of brown paper packages and sting (thank you Julie Andrews) so I have been using some brown card stock left over from a previous project, along with my favorite pencils and crayons to give each moment a little color. This may be a bit much on the side of detail, but it also gives me a five minute time out during these crazy busy days.
As the week goes on I like to put my sentences in a jar for safe keeping (I also just love the way it looks).
Then at the end of each week I go through them and take a moment to take a deep breath and take it all in. This project is simple, and pretty low-tech, but great to do with kids as well. Heck, get the whole family on board and make an evening of going through the week, moment by moment, together.
Oh my goodness, we got so wrapped up in wrapping up packages yesterday we forgot to announce the winner of the book giveaway!
The winner is Robynn who wrote:
"This book is on my wish list. Thank you for the give away."
Thank you to everyone who participated!
*Last time in Books and Stories: The Story of the Snow Children