One of the most gifted ladies I have yet to come across in this life journey is Ann Voskamp. If you aren't familiar with her, she is an amazing woman of God. She has written a book, One Thousand Gifts, which has transformed my mind in so many ways. And her blog, A Holy Experience, is so refreshing and purposeful that every entry of her's leaves me pondering and meditating on His goodness. Yesterday, her entry was on "wearing new habits." You can check it out here...but, she says "A habit is what we wear. A habit is the way we wear our days." And that is so true...so, my prayer is that I may approach this new year thinking of ways to better the days the Lord blesses me with...what habits do I need to incorporate into my days?
One thing that I have never been gifted at or more correctly, made myself focus and do on a day to day basis is journaling...And, as the girls are growing, I am realizing there is so much I want to remember about these days together...because they will pass by all too fast. So, a new habit I'd like to start is a daily journal. But, for me, I need something simple.
So here are some journals that have caught my eye...
In this journal, you record one line a day...and for 5 years, you can see what you wrote the previous years.
Same for this one, just has the "Mom" Cover:)
This one has a quote at the top of each page to reflect on and respond with a sentence.
I got this one for my sister for Christmas. It has a question a day and is a 5 year journal as well. Love the look of it and the variety of questions it has...my sis is looking forward to seeing year after year her different or similar responses!
I love this homemade one. Just index cards cut up and stamped with the year's dates. I think something like this is super-cute, but sure would hate the girls to get a hold of it and get all the cards out of order! Yikes - that would be crazy to put back in order!
So, maybe I'll just grab a good 'ole Mead notebook and start my own...There are simple ways of doing this I guess...either a notebook per month or a notebook that does have 366+ pages in it. And my goal will be to write a sentence/thought a day. Should be fun to begin and hopefully turn into a habit that continues for years to come.