A new blog pal I met through Photo Hunters is Desert Diva. In a comment recently she asked me two questions:
1. What's the origin of Three Beautiful Things?
2. What's the origin of Sibling Assignments?
1. I don't remember how I came upon the Garden of Eden of Three Beautiful Things, but one day I discovered Clare's blog "Three Beautiful Things", where the international movement to record three things that have given one pleasure during the day originated. Visit Clare's blog and you'll find that she's inspired quite a few people to jot down Three Beautiful Things each day.
2. My two sisters and I enjoy writing. One day in November, 2006, my younger sister, Silver Valley Girl, emailed me and InlandEmpireGirl and suggested that we start giving each other weekly writing assignments. At that time, neither of my sisters kept blogs, but they both decided soon after the new year to write blogs and so our weekly assignments are out there for anyone to read. Needless to say, the most fascinating dimension of this project is to see how differently the three of us all see and understand the same things (and how often my younger sisters must correct their older brother's memory!).
This project has done more than anything in our family's history to draw us closer to one another, understand each other better, and keep in close contact.