Several years ago, I read a wonderful little book called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It came at a particularly difficult time in my life when the negative in my world seemed to swarm around me, almost in a chokehold. I was challenged to write daily about the good that I saw in my day. I did that for close to six months. I have to say it was a powerful exercise in mental and spiritual health.
I haven’t done that for some time. I’ve retired and now work, more or less, on my terms. I’m not ashamed to admit that that alone helps! Still, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one negatively affected by the last couple of years of the election year chaos. A news “fast” is in order, no doubt, but I also feel I need to go back to making a joy journal. This time I want to record the joy in my life in pictures. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s give it a try!