In my May blog post, here on Inspyromance, I wrote about my love of journals. Despite having stacks and stacks there’s one that I didn’t mention. There was a reason for that. This journal is very special to me and it deserves a blog post of its own.
Over the holidays in 2014, a friend gave me a gift card to Barnes and Noble. Since I do most of my reading on my Kindle, I headed to the stationery section to check out the journals. Among a sea of leather bound books, I was thrilled when I discovered this:
Similar to a gratitude journal, it’s a wonderful tool to gain insight into what really makes you happy, over a five-year period. What I like the most is it forces me find something to be happy about, even on those difficult days where everything seems to have gone wrong.
The journal is perfect for those who don’t have the time to sit down and write a lengthy entry. It’s one sentence…just one. Who doesn’t have time to write one sentence each day? As a writer, if I can’t do that, I’m in big trouble.
One of my favorite things about writing my daily entry is glancing at the lines above to see what made me happy last year and the year before. This is my third year of diligently recording my happiness for the day.
Here are a few entries from my journal that pertain to being a blogger at Inspyromance.com.
August 31, 2015: I’m happy Val Comer invited me to join Inspyromance.com
January 25, 2016: I’m happy today was my first blog post on Inspyromance.com
August 12, 2017: I’m happy Val has left the door open for me to return to Inspyromance.com.
After a great deal of prayer, it’s with a heavy heart that I must step away from the blog as a monthly contributor. This wasn’t an easy decision for me, but Val’s graciousness has made it a little easier. Everyone experiences challenging seasons and lately it’s been my turn. I wanted to say thank you to each of the lovely women who make up this fantastic blog and to you, the readers.
So, looking back on yesterday, how would your entry into a happiness journal read?
***I’m at my day job today, so I’ll be around later to chat.