Do you have a journal?
I mean a journal can really be anything. A note taking book. An online note section. A diary. Whatever it is, I want to tell you why I think it is important to have one. Someone once told me the joy they found in having a journal and I didn’t really understand what they meant. I mean I know for a lot of people it’s a way to express their feelings, but I figured that’s why I have this blog. Which that is the main reason why I have this, but I quickly learned I needed a place where I could kind of talk things through. As much as I would love to share every little thing that happens in my life, I need to keep some of it to myself. A lot of the reason is because at the time I don’t fully understand it. My journal is a place for my more negative thoughts. But what I love about my journal is that when I am confused, worried, scared, etc, I can go write in it there and then when things turn out good or different than I imagined, I can go back and reflect on my journal. This is one of the things that help me stay thankful. I don’t write in it every often, but when I need a space to really think things through, that is the place. I also write poems/songs because that’s the fun of life. Sometimes when your emotions are loose the best place to put those is in a journal and I like telling it through a poem or song. Interesting I know! A journal is just a really great place to share all of those things you just aren’t ready to share yet. Today I wrote a little about this small town I am in… That will stay in the journal for now!
I just encourage you to get a journal because it is a way to stay grounded and stay thankful. Everyone expresses their emotions in a different way, but I can promise you writing it down is always a great way to have something to look back at. Just think about when you’re a parent or grandparent and you’re struggling with something. Looking back on it will no doubt give you peace of mind. Just a little encouragement. Do with it what you like as long as you stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful