The random prompts in The Scribble Diary are definitely challenging me to look at my day from a different perspective, (just as I hoped they would). This week’s page had me thinking of small things like first thoughts in the morning and deeper questions about the cost of a day.

Scribble Diary, Week 2
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One day years from now, I’m going to enjoy recalling the memory of how my cats wake me up every morning because they want their breakfast.  One always sits on my head, while the other pulls at the blinds so they bang against the window.  Both acts are very annoying, but once I see those sweet little faces, all is forgiven.

I found the “my poison” prompt to be the most fun.  I’ve been addicted to chocolate my entire life and only seems to be getting worse! Those mint M&Ms were in a HUGE bag and they’re almost gone. And let’s not even get into how my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I at this week.  The number is ridiculous and that is all I will divulge.

The most interesting prompt was “what today cost me.” I ended up taking this in a very literal way as well as with a more abstract perspective. My usual cup of coffee and cookie are my usual purchases at the bookstore (the cookie should probably be added to the poison list), while my MacBook’s battery life is spent in the same way almost everyday.  This is a silly thing to be aware of, but I am still very grateful for my new laptop. Six hours of battery life allows me to write for much longer than my previous laptop!  This prompt also made me realize how important it is to me to be aware of how I use time.  I don’t like to waste a minute with boredom or lethargy. Each day is a gift and I always strive to make it count.

Here’s hoping, my little spark will shoot back up to fire in my belly.  I worked a little too hard this week and I’m paying for it now. Burnt out I may be for today, but my flame still thrives when it comes to my dreams and goals.

All in all, this page was a nice way to remember the little things in life and record their importance in my life. From cats waking me up before the sun rises to glorious bits of chocolate, life is good.

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c.b.w. 2012

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