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Tonight, I found an old USB and plugged it into my laptop. I didn't know what was stored in it. To my surprise, I found journal entries on an assortment of topics. It was from a year or more ago.
It was so beneficial to read. I'll spare ya the details as to why
But me being me, I wondered if there had been any research or writings about the benefits of keeping a journal. So I turned to Google and found loads of info.
So writing does help us in so many ways. I know that Al-Anon encourages writing. (Still don't have a sponsor to tell me to write ).......
Anyone interested in knowing the benefits of journalling, just Google and discover them.
As for me, I'm going to stop avoiding what my gut has been suggesting I do for a lone while. I've avoided writing for many reasons that I'm beginning to be aware of.
enuf said.................onward.............. journal here I come
You have to go through the darkness to truly know the light. Lama Surya Das
Resentment is like taking poison & waiting for the other person to die. Malachy McCourt
I actually have a private, my eyes only blog. I also have a blog I've written on for several years.
I have learned so much reading back.
I also know that when I'm writing it requires me to be brutally honest with me. The truth comes out in my writing.
If it's for your eyes only, then you can take what you wish, and leave the rest... Or you can say, hey this is useful how am I going to change this.
I'm a big fan of writing it out, it's why I love this board so much. I can write out and learn so much here!!!!
Thanks for the topic.
I found that I resisted journal ling because of an irrational fear that my words would be read by others--- I have lived alone for over 20 years. I realized that was just an excuse and ventured into writing my thoughts at the end of each day and found it as a powerful tool.
No one can take away your peace of mind unless you let them.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.- Maya Angelo
First of all, I just love your cats especially the big white one with the little head. I have a extra large fluffy black one with a tiny head and very large yellow eyes. She is just the most precious lovable soul.
I am a big believer in journaling because it is my personal belief there is healing in the writing. I journal every day and sometimes am surprised at what flows out of the pen onto paper.
I never have googled the benefits of journaling but will take you up on your suggestion.
Thank you for the topic today.
GAILMICHELLE: YOU GOT ME ON A ROLL TODAY! YOU KNOW WHAT? I FOUND AN OLD 4TH STEP INVENTORY, AFFIRMATIONS, ASSESTS & LIABILITIES, ETC. A FEW DAYS AGO FROM 1998 BEFORE I GOT MARRIED TO THIS AH. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT MY HP GAVE THEM TO ME NOW THAT I HAVE GROWN. MY RESENTMENTS ARE FEWER & MY POSITIVE OUTLOOK IS THROUGH THE ROOF!
JUST SAYING TO YOU THAT TIMING IS EVERYTHING SOMETIMES.
That is exactly what my black cat does! I have three cats and she will eat everyones food which is why she has a little head and a big tummy. She is just so absolutely big and beautiful though. I need to take a picture of her big yellow eyes and long wiskers. She is just adorable like your cats are.