I started a simple daily journal after reading about Jewels and how she kept hers. That was last June. My first journal is now full and I am ready for my new one. Isn't it pretty? I love birds, so I couldn't resist.
Over the past 6 months, I have faithfully recorded even smallest details of our life, in order that my children might someday have a glimpse into my life, and how it was enriched my them.
My daily journal also feeds my creative side, with clippings, recipes, poems, prayers, all the colorful details of daily life. I buy thrift-store magazines or they are given to me. Sometimes I will print out scriptures or poems that move me.
I truly love journaling this way. Unstructured and free-flowing, no lined pages, lots of scribbling and doodling everywhere, images that please my eye and inspire me. Occasionally, I will make lists and mark off my accomplishments for the day.
We are moving forward, time is passing, capturing the tiny details that I will eventually forget, with hope that writing them down will make their sweetness linger.
If you have never journaled this way, try it. It is the way that has been so fulfilling for me. Thank you Jewels for your inspiration.
Have a blessed Friday and a restful weekend. In God's Love, Tami