Every year at around this time, I make a list of 101 Wonderful Things about the year that just passed.
I don’t remember when I started this tradition, but it’s been going on for at least 15 years. I start a day or two before the new year begins, and I make the list inside my journal du jour.
It’s easy to think of 101 Wonderful things … especially because I keep a journal all year round, and I often end the day by making a list of 10 Wonderful Things about the day that just ended.
My list includes all kinds of things: Foods I tasted, people I met, songs I loved, books I read, dreams I had, places I visited, etc.
This year, one of the items on my list of Wonderful Things was learning to make simple hand-bound books.
Which led to what might become a new twist on my now old tradition: I made a pamphlet-stitched booklet in which to write my list.
And while I was making my book look pretty I decided to add another element: Photographs.
The only problem I had was this: I ran out of pages before I ran out of wonderful things to list about the year 2012.