For years I have kept a journal and they have been my best friends in moments I have felt all alone. At times I kept one to complain and voice my grievances and one to be grateful and ramble in. Each one has served its purpose in my life. Now I do not have a journal for grievances but I think life was harder back then. I heard someone say once to write for 20 minutes each day and spend 10 minutes writing your complaints and grievances and then spend 10 minutes writing your blessings. Then see how long you could continue. Not too long after I was spending the 20 minutes on my blessings. I just felt better. I am not saying I did not go back to old Martha (that is what I called my journal) but I spend less time being down and more time looking for the good in my life.
Anyway, I digress, that happens a lot with me.
I start each day in my journals. It is so wonderful to sit and gather my thoughts and think about my day in a way that inspires me and brings joy to my life. If you have not started one, go out and find you a fun journal, and then a nice comforting pen and start your day organizing and sorting your thoughts. I know you will not regret it.
I had a page that I did not know what to do with. Watcha gonna do??? Throw down some Teesha Moore clip art is what.
We have been addicted to The Voice for a while now. This year one of the contestants early on inspired the look of this cute little librarian. I just went with it.
I probably say this a lot but faces are so difficult for me. After I finished this journal entry the girl was looking at me unimpressed. I had to laugh out loud. I finally said, “I’m not impressed with you either.”
I do feel it is important to find something you love about every entry. I love the stamp below the girl. My husband and I made them out of cheap foam and I love them. I also love the colors and the cute bird on the top of the left page. I can also see my growth with faces. Not everything needs to be perfect to be a success, I guess.