Do you remember when, for a solid nine months, I published Human Highlights on Sundays? I liked that series both from a perspective standpoint and from a writing standpoint. It got me blogging regularly and consistently. Because it included a framework, a writing prompt so to speak, I was’t staring at a blank screen thinking What the heck do I write about this time?!
Unrelated to Human Highlights, this past spring I had an idea for a journal – specifically, a Commode To Joy journal – with three simple writing prompts. That way the journaler won’t be staring a blank page thinking What the heck do I write about this time?!
Here’s the deal. I don’t know the first thing about creating a journal. Sure sure I’ve googled it and looked at sites that help format your very own creation. But the cost! And keeping inventory!! And selling it!!! Moreover, this is a far from perfected idea…it’s still forming. I’d rather play with it, work with it, learn from it. This space – Commode To Joy – is the perfect place for doing exactly that.
Each week, on Sundays, I’ll post “The Sunday Scoop”.
The Sunday Scoop will include three prompts:
Ode To Joy – a moment of happiness, love, joy, the feel-good squishes, a calm peace-filled reassurance, etc..
Commode – an occurrence that was less than ideal, didn’t go my way, or made me angry/sad/irritated/all of the above
To Joy – this is the Ode within the Commode, and it’s prompted by my most favorite question of all time (the essence behind this blog) How Is It A Good Thing?
When I incorporated this practice into my daily life, I did so convinced that each day is guaranteed to have not just one, but at least two scoops of joy. There’s the obvious kind of joy, and then there are the not-so-ideal moments where you’ll find a second scoop, so to speak, if you’re willing to dig a little bit.
I don’t know why the ice cream reference… But that’s what keeps coming back to mind, so I’m using it. Thus, The Sunday Scoop. For the sake of this series, I’ll write about two different occurrences from my week. (These will be in addition to my other installments.)
If you’ve been wanting to start journaling, or to get back into journaling. If you want to add a little bit of reflection into your life or are looking to rewire your brain from negative to a realistic kind of positive, this is a practice you can incorporate into your own life. Whether you sit down to consider a day, a week, a month, or an entire season of your life, you too can walk away with a double scoop of joy.Every day, week, month, or season contains at least two scoops of joy. Click To Tweet
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