“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Miracles happen when you write things down, not just on your heart but in a daily diary.
That’s not just my opinion.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists found that expressive writing (aka journalling)- is therapeutic. It not only helps you make sense of your life, it can reduce stress, improve mood and give meaning and purpose to your days.
There’s another reason that taking even five minutes a day to write down your reflections and intentions is a good investment in a quality life.
Did you see the movie “As Good as it Gets” with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt?
Toward the end of the movie, they go out to dinner. As the meal winds down, she looks at him and says, “Pay me a compliment, Melvin.”
He says, “That’s a pretty dress.”
She says, “No, pay me a real compliment.”
He seems to understand their relationship hangs on his ability to say something more meaningful. He digs deep and comes up with “You make me want to be a better man.”
My hope is that the quotes and questions in the SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week journal make you want to be a better person.
My hope is its thought-provoking insights and prompts help you be more alert to – and appreciative of – what’s right in your world and that it is a written witness to your life.
Queen Elizabeth said, “Good memories are our second chance at happiness.”
I hope this journal is your second, third, fourth and many more chances at happiness.
At any given time, you can review what you’ve written and revel in all you have to be grateful for.
The thing is, many of us DON’T reflect on our days. We’re too busy. We race through life, rushing to get things done, feeling constantly behind. At the end of life, we’ll look back and want it back.
Journalling is an antidote to a crazy busy life. It’s a tanagible way to slow down long enough to imprint the highlights so they’re there waiting for us when we want to read them.
Anne Dillard said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
You’re already online right now. This will take a couple minutes and it’s worth it. Put “JOURNAL” into your favorite search engine, find one that appeals to you … AND BUY IT.
It will probably cost you about $20 and it might just be the best investment you make in living more mindfully and meaningfully starting today … not someday.