Every now and then when I’m shopping online, I get so tempted by books on creativity, and then I go nuts. The other day was one such day, and the end result was a mailbox filled with some really fun books, including this one: The Awe-Manac, by Jill Badonsky.
From the back cover:
Welcome to The Awe-Manac – a playfully practical guide that’s a refreshing twist on the revered Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here you’ll find daily forecasts and directives to help make life more creative, amusing, gratifying, and extraordinary – every day of the year! Through 365 days, you’ll be inspired to think more brilliantly, laugh more often, ignite your creative passion, and simply create a lot more “awe” into daily life.
Brimming with colorful, whimsical art and filled with delightful features like “Soul Vitamins”, “Toast of the Day”, and “Doses of Mirth”, The Awe-Manac treats every day as a source of celebration and inspiration. With the “Aha-phrodisiacs” you’ll be invited to write, doodle, daydream, and discover that spark of creativity and wonder that may be lying dormant. It’s an enchanting, sometimes irreverent, daily “companion” – a perennial guide for finding joy and amusement all-year round.
The Awe-Manac is basically a daybook of creativity, so of course I couldn’t resist opening up to today, August 28. And guess what? It’s a celebration of solitude today! And here’s today’s quote for journaling:
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Goethe
I just love that. And of course, today’s quote just happens to be from Goethe (he of the "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." fame), because Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born on August 28, 1749.