While most pages in Wreck This Journal are about seeing the world with a positive eye, one page in particular is set aside for recording good thoughts. This was easily one of my favorite pages as I have a “thing” for collecting quotations in journals, sticky notes, or anywhere else I can scribble a line of wisdom.
Grandma approached this page with her usual brand of quirkiness and independence. Not only did she record good thoughts, but she scribbled in anything that made her happy.
Her handwriting is a little tough to read, so I’ll translate:
Grandma always loved a beautiful car. She pasted in a Mercedes Benz because it was one of her favorite brands, although she loved a good Jaguar, too. I remember how she’d walk right up to one in a parking lot and look in the windows. She never owned either a Mercedes or a Jag, but she never stopped dreaming.
Quote: Kindness is like jelly – you always get some on yourself.
Quote: God is good.
Quote: It’s not the amount of years in your life. It’s the amount of life in your years.
Quote: I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful. – Bob Wiley. I have to laugh at this because it comes from an all time favorite movie in our family, “What About Bob?” Get us all in a room and we could probably quote that movie from start to finish. Even towards the end when Grandma had forgotten so much, she still knew “What About Bob?”
$ – This makes me laugh, too. Grandma loved money, but not like you’d think. Sure, she like the idea of nice things, but she also loved finding a penny on the ground. The woman found pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters wherever she went.
As for my page, I pulled some of my favorite quotes out of my main quotation journal. Then, I added some color, because color always makes me happy.
I should probably add one more thing to my page of good thoughts – memories of Grandma.
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