Wednesday words to live by



A little of this and a little of that…

Dear Fellow Journalers,

This month I thought I’d take a break from different journal writing and share some different blog articles I’ve found and written over the years.

First up is a poem called “The Journey” by Mary Oliver. Let me know what you think.


Build Your Day

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice—though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles.

“Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones

. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world determined to do the only thing you could do—determined to save the only life you could save.

Wednesday words to live by

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Today, we are starting a new column entitled “Wednesday words to live by.”  Each Wednesday we’ll post a quote from our considerable library for your inspiration. If you would like to contribute some of your favorite quotes, please email me.



“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Book Shelves Galore!

Dear Fellow Journalers,

As many of you know, I am a crafter. When I see an article or Pinterest post about organizing crafts I get very excited. But when I see an article about book shelves well that’s a different Story!


I thought you might like this article I found on BookBub


Just Read!

Dear Fellow Journalers,

I love to read but I have to plan time to do it. How many times has this happened to you? How do you find the time? Here are some suggestions:

  • Carry a magazine with you or a small paperback.
  • Keep the daily newspaper in your car.
  • Keep a book on the tv stand near the remote. You can read at least a couple  of pages during the commercials
  • .Read a chapter of your book before bed.
  • Toddlers and younger children don’t understand the words so read them your favorite book.

Here’s another dilemma – what about the stacks of UN-read books? This article and video may help:



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