“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
Welcome to the Journal Keeping Roundup, held to acknowledge and celebrate the 21 Days of Journaling in January.
Thank you to everyone who attempted to join in and journal your own journey and also to those who felt the journey was worth sharing through social media or their own blogs. I hope that you found the prompts helpful.
I have received such amazingly positive feedback.
One of the most wildly wonderful and appreciated statements was by a participant who said they just couldn’t get into one of the prompts I wrote, and I asked if they considered the alternatives, which they had done.
“So I just wrote anyway, on my own prompt.”
Bless my soul!
I am convinced that this writing the journey is not as hard as some think. I believe it because I write daily and I never run out of things to write about.
Sometimes I write for my heart, my soul…sometimes I write for my mental health. Sometimes I write to clear my head, clarify my thoughts. Sometimes I write to connect with God, others or myself.
Sometimes I write about nothing much. Other times I write about something big. I write about the insignificant and the significant. I write about what happens beneath the surface…beyond myself.
I write despite the fear of being found out or exposed; in light of my own contradictory thinking and maybe even because of it.
I write as surely as I breathe and brush my teeth because it is as needful. As basic to me as the rising from the bed in the morning is the taking pen to paper, fingers to keys. This spilling, exploring, revealing and discovering that is the gift of all those willing to live life awake to the journey.
Friends, inspiration is everywhere to those who are awake!
You never know where it will lead.
“In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind.”
~ Louis Pasteur
So please share your favorite prompt, what you learned or discovered about writing, yourself or life during the journey. Share your challenges to write from prompts, or your joy for it…just share!
You are also welcome to share a link if you’d like. I invite you to join us for Random Journal Day next Friday as well.
**I forgot to mention there will be a journal giveaway in the week ahead for those who participated (in any of the ways mentioned above) in the journey!