200 Day Journal – Prompt 70

Are you ready for weekend journaling? DO you find it easier to journal on the weekends or harder? When do you make the time to sit down, reflect and write for the sheer pleasure of discovering your own thoughts and voice despite the onslaught of thoughts and voices coming at you from every direction? If a person isn’t careful, they could drown in a sea of thoughts, voices, ideas and possibilities they have no business entertaining…so I ask again, when, where and how do you carve out the time to listen for that still small voice within? I hope you are taking the time. I have found it matters. Maybe now more than ever, but for me, always it matters, has mattered and still keeps me connected, grounded and tuned in to the drum beat that I know is my own.

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Prompt 70- Something to look forward to

In light of this pandemic, I probably don’t have to add much to get you thinking about all the things you are looking forward to- when and if things ever go back to normal, or when there’s a vaccine, or when the tides change, or the next moon cycle, or whatever it is that may never be or we may never know for sure. As limitations increase, restrictions continue to rise and we never are sure what we can do, can’t do, and who really cares anymore. Life surely has gotten complicated, and most likely if you are reading this blog, you are in a place of reasonable comfort despite these modern day inconveniences.

But maybe just maybe, there’s something you appreciate with new eyes, since the start of this global situation. Maybe there are things you used to downright despise, but appeal to you now that options are few. Maybe it’s new eyes that we’ve needed all along.

For this prompt, take some time to reflect on what’s missing in your life that you really do miss. Also consider some of the things that you thought you might miss but don’t at all. Be specific. Lastly, think if anything serenditously has been restored or returned that you were missing before the pandemic, OR wrte about the biggest surprise of it all.


Write the simple sweetest essay, ode or poem to or about that thing you are most looking forward to in the days ahead.


List a list of 20 things you are looking forward to doing. From the simple to the luxurious, the common to the complicated, small to big, Big, BIG! Your list, yours alone. Whatever matters, is most significant to you, the things that bring small joys, or happiness to you- let them find their place on your list.

Collage this prompt as a vision of hope, encouragement and inspiration for the days that words overwhelm. Let the pictures speak volumes to your heart, mind and soul. These pictures only need to hold meaning for you. Let this be a sublime but simple exercise, choose well, letyour soul lead you.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

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