I plan to participate in the Challenge group since I have always wanted to journal but never had the discipline or purpose to start and stick to it. I hope that being part of a group will help me to persevere.
I’ve been giving some thought to what I will write about. I plan to note the day’s weather; hi/low temperatures; one thing that surprised me and/or a mood doodle; and use the page to write down a quote that inspires or steadies me.
The British spiritual writer Evelyn Underhill used to advise her students to keep a “minute book” in their pocket or purse. In it they could jot down phrases or prayers that resonated with them. Then, while waiting for an appointment or stuck in a line, they could take out the little book and get some spiritual nourishment.
Today, we have smart phones, texting and tablets to engage us in quiet moments, but I will also enjoy flipping through pages and then focusing on the present moment.