So, I was sitting in the movie theater, watching Julie & Julia and thinking to myself, “I can do that. Except I can’t cook.” It was in this moment that I decided my Julia Child would be God, and my recipes would be memoirs of thankfulness. You might say that Julie Powell’s project is my inspiration; you might say that it’s my source of plagiarism. And either way, you’d probably be right.
But more than anything else, this project is dedicated to making myself more thankful, which isn’t too difficult, since I’m hardly ever thankful. When fifteen things go right in a day for me, I focus on the two or three things that went wrong.
This is my attempt to change this thinking. Now, I’m not even going to try to count all the days in a semester, and I’m far too lazy to look up that number. But what I am trying to do is point out at least one thing, each day, that I am thankful for. And it is my hope that somewhere along the way, that you’d remember to be more thankful, too.