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Close your eyes and imagine the kind of world you would like to see.  What is it like?

 ** This writing prompt is from Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online, one of my favorite blogs (http://abundance-blog.marelisa-online.com/2009/09/11/119-journal-prompts-for-your-journal-jar/)!!! ** 

When I close my eyes and imagine my personal utopia, it is filled with sunlight soaking my shoulders, true love surrounding me, and peace all around.  This world is absent of all pain and unhappiness. 

While I know that pain and hurt are part of life, the type of world I would like to see is accepting of everyone just for who they are.  We all come from such unique circumstances and backgrounds.  If we only reminded ourselves of this before judging others, we just might be more accepting of one another.  This is what true peace means to me.

When I speak of true love surrounding me, I am not necessarily speaking of romantic love, but unconditional love.  The type of love that a parent has for his or her child.  The type of love between a couple who know they were put on this earth to be with one another.  The love of which I am speaking holds no bounds or limits.

This is my world…

What would your world look like in your imagination?

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Today’s post contains my own personal advice, so take it or leave it as you wish. 

I have kept a personal, handwritten journal for most of my life, and I have found the benefits to be enormous.  Two nights ago, I unearthed several of my journals on different topics, proceeding to read them to my sweet husband (who, by the way, listened with the patience of a saint!).  What I re-discovered is the beauty of journal writing and its importance.  I would like to share that with you.

Reasons to Keep a Handwritten Journal of Your Own:

  • You will have a record of specific thoughts and events you might otherwise have forgotten.
  • You will help preserve the beautiful art of handwriting.
  • You will find an enormous therapeutic benefit from writing down your thoughts and experiences.
  • You will have an heirloom to pass down to your children.
  • You can use your journal as a personal reflection tool for your life’s challenges.

Today is the day for you to start your own journal.  It is a gift you can give yourself right now.

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood

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