The 2020 Jar of Thoughts

The 2020 Jar of Thoughts

We all get bombarded with quotes and positivity messages at the turn of a new year. Where in my eyes, December 31 and January 1 are days just like any other day, one quote I got to read a couple of times within the 24 hours, not intentionally mind you, got me thinking... It read: "Today is the first blank page of a 366 page book. Write a good one". Hmm. Stumbling upon the same quote several times within 24 hours sounded to me like too much of a coincidence.

And so, I started wondering what initiative could I start to make a proper use of those simple words. Writing a book could be an option. However, not for this year. It is still on top of the bucket list of things I want to do. 2020 being a leap year, I couldn't help but remember with a flashback that terrible flight where I had to watch some Irish-American movie on some Irish custom related to February 29. I shiver in disgust. Let's not digress. So that is also eliminated -pfff, lucky me! I can't possibly waste my time digging up leap year customs, that are probably ridiculous in my eyes, and write about them. Or maybe I could. I just don't want to :)

In the end, and since I don't work on January 1 and it was a cold wet day I spent mostly cozily at home before going for a car ride, the idea of creating this page crossed my mind. It's fairly straight forward. It is NOT going to be another collection of positive thoughts. Let's be very clear on this one. This Jar, since I found the idea of a jar cute and in a way resembling to the jar I use to collect wine bottle corks, will simply be a selection of thoughts, events, maybe some feelings too that will cross my path during 2020. If you know me a bit, you certainly have heard me say: "I don't like even numbers". I really don't. And 2020 is too much of one. I'm surely not going to spend it ranting every day. I promise to keep it to one idea a day. Well mostly that is. Curious to find out more?

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation

2020/02/06

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

Introduced in 2003 and sponsored by the United Nations, this action aims at eliminating such practices.

Reading

2020/02/05

I love books. They are my favorite companions.

And so it is very natural that I hoard them. And never on my dead body, would I give away my books!

it doesn't mean I don't share or gift them, no. I just enjoy touching, and smelling them. Eventually, I will read them. Or not. So what?

World Cancer Day

2020/02/04

In our era, probably each one of us has already lost a friend or a family member to cancer.

World Cancer Day aims at raising awareness and thus preventing millions of deaths every year.

Vegetarian vs. Vegan

2020/02/03

My cousins, who are animal lovers, changed their lifestyle / diets in their early twenties and adopted a vegan way of life since then.

I always wondered if it is healthy to completely avoid one type of nutrient...

Read on to find out more.

Palindrome Day

2020/02/02

It has been several centuries since the last Palindrome Day happened...

And we get to witness it for ourselves. How grand is that?

National Freedom Day

2020/02/01

A new month into 2020.

This year seems different... will it really be? And to what extent?

January 31. Sleep

2020/01/31

Yesterday, I wrote about nutrition.

Tonight, I am thinking of sleep.

This is another health concern...

 

January 30. Nutrition

2020/01/30

I'm so chaotic when it comes to my own nutrition.

It's not healthy. And I am already witnessing some health issues.

How shall I address this matter?

January 29. Quaintrelle

2020/01/29

It's a Wednesday evening.

After a long day at work, I can't wait to be home.

I just want to sit and let my mind wander...

January 28. Stammtisch

2020/01/28

Jetzt schreibe ich mal auf Deutsch.

Mal sehen, wie es raus kommen wird...

Bitte Verständnis dafür haben, dass ich schon sehr lange nichts auf Deutsch geschrieben habe :)

January 27. Friendship

2020/01/27

As I start my week, I am simply grateful to all my friends, who are always supportive and just a phone call away.

I am truly blessed and thankful to each one of you!

January 26. The Black Mamba

2020/01/26

It's a shock.

Kobe Bryant just passed away with his daughter Gianna.

What a loss...

January 25. Chinese New Year

2020/01/25

It's time once more for celebrations that last a fortnight... not the game, the number of days!

January 24. Road Repairs

2020/01/24

It's winter time. And it has been raining heavily in the past couple of days.

Our infrastructure lacks maintenance and proper outlines in general.

Here is what happened today...

January 23. The Piano

2020/01/23

Music.

What an elevated way to reach the soul!

And some instruments, ah...

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