I recently found this photograph that I now leave tucked in my journal. It is an old photo of my daughter taken fourteen years ago. Every time I see it I smile. It’s not a perfect picture, not the beautiful one parents boast about, but it’s my favorite. It stirs the sweet memory of my daughters humor when she was very young.
Out of the blue (pardon the idiom) my daughter would strike this funny face to make me laugh. It was always this face. Of course I would laugh and then she would laugh. It was a precious moment. Since these moments were always spontaneous I feel blessed to have captured it on film. Little did I know I would still be laughing with the little bundle of joy who has now grown into a lovely young woman.
Do you have a photograph that makes you smile every time you see it? Tuck or paste it in your journal. You’ll be glad you did!
“What is right to be done, cannot be done too soon.” Jane Austen
What is your favorite book?
Select quotes from a book you love and add it to your journal!
- Don’t feel as though you must journal every day. You do not want to become overwhelmed by something that should be fun and inspiring. Starting small is better than not starting at all. But remember, even a few words or an inspiring quote is a wonderful addition to your work.
- There is no right or wrong way to journal. Just let the creativity flow. If you are having trouble getting started or just need inspiration check our blog each week as we share tips and give you prompts to help stir your imagination.
- Set goals. There are many reasons to begin journaling. I use journaling as a way to share my faith and encouragement to future generations.
- feelings, dreams, thoughts
- hopes, prayers
- gardening, nature, birds
- travel and exploration
- simple day-to-day musings
- sketch, paint, color, collage