Wednesday, December 2, 2009
While going through some drawers I found these old journals. Although these are probably not how I would decorate a journal cover now....it's what's inside that called to me. When my kids were younger I found it hard to get through the Christmas season. Sometimes it would feel overwhelming to get all of the decorating and shopping done. I found that if I spent a bit of time writing what I did each day during December it was easier.
I jotted down Christmas card lists, menu planning, shopping lists and daily events. (Who was naughty and who was nice!)
I would make a cup of hot tea and write some thoughts about what was happening during the day and how I felt. Many "to do" lists were included. Somehow these journals got me through the busy time of holiday preparation. They were a good excuse to take some quiet time. I was reminded to reflect in the beauty of the season. Enjoy twinkle lights, snow, my kids and everything that makes life sweet. Now as I read through these journals, I'm transformed back to those past holidays and am able enjoy those times once again.
Hope you all find quiet time to write.