The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

The Notebook, Journaling, and the Good Habit of Scrawling

I have been searching my pockets for my mislaid notebook. This notebook of mine contains some remarkable entries: Underlined! My sickness is underlining important things; there is almost nothing but underlined things in this notebook…

-Thomas Bernhard. Gargoyles.

Much of the work from this blog is from notebooks I kept during my travels. It’s been a delight to share some of these brief passages and stories with you. Thank you, Readers, for all of your support!

Here’s to more ambitious seeking of nice things in 2014! Happy New Year, my friends!

Paige

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

13 comments on “The Notebook, Journaling, and the Good Habit of Scrawling

  1. joannerambling
    December 30, 2013

    I also have a notebook for blog entries I think most good bloggers do

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 30, 2013

      I have notebooks that are full of this commentary, and I had to go through and mark things: “NTAS,” if they suit. These days, the positive stories come to me simply because I am looking for them, somehow. Before, I have a lot of inwardness and anxiety that seems to have been a distraction. 🙂

      Happy New Year, Joanne! Thank you personally for all of your kindness and your support this year! 🙂

      Hugs,
      Paige

  2. Nia Simone
    December 31, 2013

    Happy new year! Thank you for your support, too. I look forward to journeying with you into 2014.

  3. Maccabros
    December 31, 2013

    Dear Paige – all the best for you and your family and naturally for 2014…

    Greetings

    Maccabros

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 31, 2013

      Vielen dank, Maccabros! Happy New Year to you as well! Hoffentlich 2014 ist fantastisch! Alles gute–
      Paige

  4. Wildflower Women
    December 31, 2013

    Lovely, Happy New Year . . . and I live right here! I cannot like your page today, WP isn’t allowing me to give any likes.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 31, 2013

      I’ll be following you so I can learn more about your reflections, Wildflower. I was having the same liking problem earlier today. I appreciate the comment.
      Happy 2014! 🙂
      Paige

  5. inavukic
    December 31, 2013

    Happy New Year, Paige – again and again 😀

  6. purpleborough
    December 31, 2013

    Happy New Year! I, too, keep a journal and I go nuts when I cannot find it.

  7. Jonathan Caswell
    January 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    I HAVE TWO OR THREE…INCLUDING A CUTE ONE WITH A KITTEN ON THE COVER!!!!

  8. Melissa D. Johnston
    January 3, 2014

    Aren’t notebooks just wonderful? Happy New Year to you as well!!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      January 3, 2014

      Notebooks have been my favorite travel companions! (Oh. Sorry to my brother, Carolyn, Alyson, and Megan–the only other people who have braved a trip with me.) 🙂
      Happy New Year, Melissa!

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