I'm not a very prolific journal writer. Prolific? OK, I'm not a daily writer. Daily? OK, I seldom write. Seldom? OK, so I write sporadically. Sporadically? OK, you caught me, I stink at writing in a journal. I have a very dear friend who does so faithfully on a daily basis, and has done for years. I mean years. I could document chunks of my life from her journals! I also have another dear friend who has a feel good book. She loves to garden, and has a very magical green thumb. She grows the most beautiful tea roses this desert has ever seen! She can grow anything her heart desires! The amount of sand or lack of water are no deterrent to her! If she plants it, it grows. But when she can't get out and garden or walk, she feels edgy, and anxious. So she created a book to look at in these moments, that helps her feel uplifted. For lack of a better name, I always called it her "Feel Good Book". Inside this book are things that make her smile. Handouts from Church, pictures of her children, jokes that make her laugh, thoughts that initiate reflection, pictures from magazines she identifies with, and in short anything that makes her feel good, or at peace. I liked it so well that I made myself one . We have passed this on to others and, low and behold, I find, it's sort of like a JOURNAL.
Here are some pics from my book, which is entitled, Who I am.
Our books are art notebooks with heavy blank white pages. I made a scrappy cover for mine, which has come off, but I still carry it around with my book, and some day I'll adhere it back on. lol
This is so me.
Random pics of each of my children are in my book.
Letters . The flap of the envelope is glued down, so I can slip the letter out and read them.
All of my posterity will know how I feel about cleaning the fridge. LOL
My book is full of my feelings, views, and opions, on everything from A to Z. If you were to open my book you would know who I am. Work has begun on Volume two of Who I am.
So, even though there is muuuuuuuuuch room for improvement where writing in my journal goes, I am ,journaling after a fashion! :-) Mercy