Today I have one question for you. I want you to think about the answer and either way, I want you to read how I remain thankful through life.
Do you have a journal?
I mean a journal can really be anything. A note taking book. An online note section. A diary. Whatever it is, I want to tell you why I think it is important to have one. Someone once told me the joy they found in having a journal and I didn't really understand what they meant. I mean I know for a lot of people it's a way to express their feelings, but I figured that's why I have this blog. Which that is the main reason why I have this, but I quickly learned I needed a place where I could kind of talk things through. As much as I would love to share every little thing that happens in my life, I need to keep some of it to myself. A lot of the reason is because at the time I don't fully understand it. My journal is a place for my more negative thoughts. But what I love about my journal is that when I am confused, worried, scared, etc, I can go write in it there and then when things turn out good or different than I imagined, I can go back and reflect on my journal. This is one of the things that help me stay thankful. I don't write in it every often, but when I need a space to really think things through, that is the place. I also write poems/songs because that's the fun of life. Sometimes when your emotions are loose the best place to put those is in a journal and I like telling it through a poem or song. Interesting I know! A journal is just a really great place to share all of those things you just aren't ready to share yet. Today I wrote a little about this small town I am in... That will stay in the journal for now!
I just encourage you to get a journal because it is a way to stay grounded and stay thankful. Everyone expresses their emotions in a different way, but I can promise you writing it down is always a great way to have something to look back at. Just think about when you're a parent or grandparent and you're struggling with something. Looking back on it will no doubt give you peace of mind. Just a little encouragement. Do with it what you like as long as you stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!