Have you ever purchased a journal or diary in preparing to start recording your daily life events, gratitude, musings or even missives that will never be sent?
I tend to be one of those people who collects journals (and planners – but that is a whole other subject) with the intent to start recording the events of the day and my thoughts, at the end of each day. Do you know how many journals I have filled to “full” in the past 5 years? Zero! That is correct, I have purchased on average, no less than 3 journals per year and each one sits empty on the shelf. An unfulfilled promise, to my future self, that I will record today for reading as history in the future.
Since starting my health journey I have been living “out loud” on social media. I have, surprisingly, come to enjoy interacting with many people (even those I didn’t believe knew me at all). We have started to engage more and lately I have felt that I am not really contributing much other than “sharing” a positive quote, a beautiful photo, or a recipe. Not that positivity and/or food is bad but, I want to contribute something that our future selves might appreciate; so I am going to start each day (or sometime during the day) with a “What to write…” prompt post.
The “What to write…” (for lack of a better name at the moment) post will be some type of prompt to help each of us to journal, if only for a few minutes. This may not be a way to make an earth shattering difference in someone’s day but hopefully it will help them now or in the future to know that they/you are important and that they/you matter. Maybe it will help some to let go of things that they have been holding onto for far too long. Maybe it will help to relieve stress or to bring laughter to a day that has been stressful.
I wish that I had started this at the beginning of the quarantine, but wishes are not going to get this project started and truthfully, I have to trust that it just wasn’t the right time.
Whether now is the right time or not, we shall see. I hope that you will pick up one of your unused journals or an old notebook if you have one, anything that you can write in/on will do the trick. It is just a matter of taking the time to do it.
First prompt coming soon…