Coming back to my blog is a scary process and yet, almost losing it made me aware of its value…to me. When I thought I was about to lose my posts, I freaked and copied all of them. This eventually led me to re-read many of them.
What surprised me were the posts I thought I’d written for OTHERS turned out to have messages for ME. Mind you, at the time, I didn’t intend to write them to myself, but as I re-read some of the posts, I could see them hidden among my words. I believe they came from the wise woman somewhere inside me. She always tells me the truth whether I want to hear it or not!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going “woo, woo, woo” on you:~) I’m simply saying stuck among the words I’d written for other people were things I needed to learn as well. What’s this got to do with anything?
Our lives move FAST today. There’s not a lot of time for reflection, but I believe there are lessons we’re here to learn. Some we get right away. Others are only visible much later, but it doesn’t make these less important. So, how do we find these hidden lessons?
Today’s technology has made this so much easier. You can jot notes to yourself via your phone, a tablet or the old fashioned way — keep a paper journal. It doesn’t have to be fancy or long – just write a few lines about your day — what made you happy, sad or perhaps even rip-roaring mad (when angry, WRITING is definitely a very healthy alternative:~)
If you do keep track of the good and the bad, I guarantee years later, at some point you’ll re-read your entries. There will be lessons meant only for you. Like me, some will make you sigh, some will make you laugh and others will perhaps change your life.