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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Emma Briggs

Washington County

"WANTED: TP and Paper Towel Rolls for gerbils MS 63 ext. 4767"


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Emma's actions


Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.




I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.



De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.



Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.


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    Emma Briggs 10/10/2018 6:05 PM
    Gratitude journal:
    Asked Comcast for a discount, they lowered my bill and increased my speed. Yes!
    I’ve paid off one student loan.
    I’ve got a game plan for my other debts AND am tucking money into a savings account too.

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    Emma Briggs 10/09/2018 12:24 PM
    Gratitude Journal:
    I have excellent health insurance.
    My family is relatively healthy.
    I can waste money on frivolous things such as cell phones.

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    Emma Briggs 10/08/2018 11:47 AM
    Gratitude journal:
    1. conveniently located liquor store just opened up
    2. I work with some pretty amazing people
    3. I get to spend time with my family
    When you use bullet points in this, it doesn't track characters correctly.

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    Emma Briggs 10/04/2018 5:53 PM
    “Borrowed” from a team member and posting here so I see it every day...

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    Emma Briggs 10/04/2018 5:48 PM
    Gratitude journal
    1. I still enjoy my husband’s company 
    2. I am easily entertained 
    3. My boss thinks I’m smart (ok, so that one is good and bad)
    This post must contain 8 more characters...done

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    Emma Briggs 10/03/2018 9:50 AM
    Gratitude journal-
    1. cooler days are back
    2. day 12 of no cigarettes - yay for patches!
    3. budgeting is making a positive impact - have a 2 week cushion for my expenses
    It says I need seven more characters.  This should more than cover it.
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Emma Briggs 10/02/2018 9:24 AM
    I am aware of my tendency to accumulate stuff.  I have also been slowly de-cluttering for the past few months.  I'm also trying to save for retirement.  Remembering my goals, and the time I have committed to getting ridding of excess stuff, helps me to think twice before purchasing something else that I just don't need.
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Emma Briggs 10/02/2018 9:22 AM
    Whoops!  Thanks for the reminder to water my plants.  They thank you too.
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Emma Briggs 10/02/2018 9:21 AM
    I tend to be happier when I am grateful for what I do have, family, friends, a career, and good health insurance (and gerbils).
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Emma Briggs 10/02/2018 9:20 AM
    No it doesn't surprise me.  However, I'm not the average family.  I try to buy things as needed, especially perishables.  So my pantry is stocked but my fridge seems empty.  Produce is processed within a day or two of getting home, and frozen so it lasts longer.