A perspective piece- The Book

Dear Fellow Journaler,

We haven’t heard from “G” lately but he has been following the blog and has some insight to share:


Here’s a good thing to do:

Go buy yourself a blank page diary book. Now I don’t know about you but I have neither the time or inclination to keep a diary. If you do , GO AHEAD !

But for the rest of us, just write a sentence or two, describing the day.

Then, take a black marker and / or a yellow highlighter.

Mark the upper right hand corner of the page with a yellow line for a good day, black line for a bad one.

At the end of the book, more often if you choose, compare yellow against black.

If more yellow than black —– Congrats !!

If more black than yellow—- you NEED to change your life !!


Memorial Day

May we never forget those who gave their lives so that we might live in Freedom!


Word Ghosts and Mark Twain


” I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

Mark Twain

Letter Writing Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

You may not need these tips but I thought I would mention them:

  • Be an encourager
  • Paint the colors of your day. What did you see on the way to work? Have flowers started growing in your neighbor’s garden?
  • What is the weather like where you live? Write about the golf-size hail.
  • Describe you favorite shop or place to read.
  • Write about the funny or heartwarming things your children or grandchildren are doing.
  • Share what you are learning. Are you taking a course about flower arranging or a painting class?
  • Read a great book lately? Write a mini review for you friend.
  • Send a picture.
  • Take out your calendar and schedule a day to write letters.
  • Buy stamps at the grocery store the next time you shop.
  • Write how you talk.

‘Til next time,


Word Ghosts ponder “why?”


“One writes not to be read, but to breathe… one writes to think, to pray, to analyze. One writes to clear one’s mind, to dissipate one’s fears, to face answers, doubts, to look at one’s mistakes… in order to retrieve them. One writes to capture and crystallize one’s joy, but also to disperse one’s gloom. Like prayer – you got to it in sorrow more than joy, for help, a road back to grace.”

                         Anne Morrow Lindbergh (War within and without diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1939-1944)

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