“For any writer who wants to keep a journal, be alive to everything, not just to what you’re feeling, but also to your pets, to flowers, to what you’re reading.” May Sarton
Consider tonight and tomorrow your Pre-Conference Workshop. You know how prior to a conference or event there is always a bit of action BEFORE the start date? Well, I am so antsy and excited that I wanted to offer you all the same. Consider this the Prequel. The Pre 21 Days of Journaling in June (JIJ) workshop, kick off, lead up, whatever you want to call this post is fine with me. Because I am antsy and excited…and apparently repeating myself. Did I mention I am excited?
Today, I curled up with this book and gave myself some extended grace after the past few weeks of crazy.
I’m almost finished with the Book of Mark and prayer time was more quiet trust than lament for a change. Is this the calm after the storm? When we walk through the day, assessing the damage, and thank God for the momentary break from trials, while awaiting the next storm. And all was peace, grace. The laundry didn’t get done, the dishes did but really at the end of the day does it really matter? But tuning in to what we need…it matters. It might just save our life.
I walked the dog and saw the most exquisite bloom of pink that awoke my senses to the beauty of the day…and the fact that I needed to go easy with myself, and those around me.
I love the quote above by May Sarton and just thought of how well it spoke to my day of reading, resting, reflecting and what a perfect kick off quote for our journey!
I am thinking of the many of you who have contacted me and decided to join in, and am greatly encouraged by all the enthusiasm. I confess I am a teensy bit nervous now. So saying a little prayer and asking the same for all of you to be inspired, have tender surprising moments, as well as laugh out loud epiphanies! I just hope and that you enjoy the journey and in 21 days feel more ignited to write however that looks for you.
I decided to decorate my Journal tonight…a little fun creative christening of the notebook I will be planting my words for these prompts along with you all. Do you have your journal or will you just use whatever you are journaling in already?
If you like the quote, perhaps you might write it (or another favorite) in your journal along with your thoughts about the upcoming journaling journey.
If you feel led tonight or tomorrow here are some things you might do:
* Decorate your journal, the opening page or cover, if you like.
*open and date your journal and write the quote above and what comes to your mind
*write about your thoughts of anticipation as you ponder the 21 Days of Journaling in June
* Three things: What are you reading, what pets are you loving and/or what beauty from Spring ministers to your soul most.
*Feel free to do none of these at all and wait for Prompt 1 on Sunday, June 1st.
Happy Journaling, Friends!
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Linking with Barbie for The Weekend Brew!