Saturday, February 16, 2013

a box full of memories

you guys. i am full on loving the perpetual calendar i (spontaneously) made at the beginning of this year. i had no idea it would turn out to be so nourishing for my soul.

it's really just a box full of memories.

what i love so much about this idea is the focusing + appreciating + documenting the little moments of our lives. what we ate for breakfast one morning. a treasured conversation. the way the light filters into my studio on sunny days. i know i'll look back on these fragmented moments and be so happy. sweet memories.


mom came over on new years day, and this is what we worked on! she had seen it done + fell in love with the idea... of course you know i loved it too. i've always been a big fan of journaling - but what is nice about this is it's much quicker. you have one line on a note card to fill in each day. easy as pie.


any box will do, really. mine used to hold cigars.

so each day, write down something down. something that made you smile or laugh. a breakfast, or dinner that made your tastebuds dance. something new you tried. write about a bike ride or a hike. you get the idea. 

you'll do this again the next year, and the year after. and in ten years, you'll have a box full of memories. lovely memories. 


it's only been one month of recording details...and i can already see patterns. the hubby and i tend to do the same thing, over and over. i'm not complaining. i love our quiet life. but i have noticed it's making me want to do more! go on more road trips. try new recipes for dinner. get off the couch and live. 
but more than that, make the most of our moments. :) they all count. 


1 comment:

  1. I love this. Thank you for sharing. I think I will find a box and start my own :-) And I know what you mean about a quiet life, but it makes change that much more exciting :-)