Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Journaling Can Be Good For The Soul

Yesterday I was in a funk. Clearly, since I couldn't even tell you what day it was.
Sometimes when I'm having a particularly rough day, I'll pull out the ol' journal and put pen to paper.
It helps me sort out my thoughts and put things into perspective.
Though I love blogging, I really do, there are those times where I need to get things out of my system, privately.
Ever since I could write, back when my 'e's' and 'b's' were backwards, I've kept a journal...and I think it's something I always will too. It's nice to go back and read them and remember past experiences and to be reminded that no matter how dramatic something is at that time in my life, it will pass, life goes on, and it all works out.

Thought I'd share with you what I wrote last night.
Reading it again helps me keep it fresh in my mind.

...I need to remember to stay present and enjoy the moment. No worries about the future or past. Just be in the now. No making stories. Just take it as it comes, for what it is.
I read the commencement speech that Steve Jobs gave back in 2005, and it really resonated with me today. He said that we need to live each day as though it's our last. As cliche as that is...it's the truth. We all have one thing in common: Life will eventually come to an end for us all. Therefore, every moment should be appreciated and not taken for granted or wasted sweating the small stuff. He said, every day, look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself if you're doing what you want to be doing in life. If the answer is "no" day after day, then change it. No fears. Just go for it, whatever that may be.
I want to be positive and uplifting. I want to be enlightened and loving. I want to be accepting. We all have our own journeys to live. There is no right or wrong. Just choices that we are all entitled to make. 
I choose to be all those things.
I want to wake up every morning and choose that for my day.
I can and I will. I am strong, I am loving, I am positive, and I am powerful.
This life is too short to be any less than that.
I can so easily get caught up in the little dramas of my life and believe that it's the end all-be all. Why? What for? What does that accomplish? Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but for today...in this moment, I choose to embrace it all with open arms and a smile on my face. Tomorrow will take care of itself and if I get the chance, I will choose it all over again.


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  1. i read the steve jobs commencement too and cried. i loved it and thought it was so meaningful. lovely post, my dear.



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