#JusJoJan ~ 1/31/23

Linda writes & I copy paste Your prompt for JusJoJan January 31st 2023, is “write.” Use the word “write” any way you’d like. Have fun! You see what I just did there 😂. We shall indeed end with a flourish. HERE are the rules and ping back. Join us if you can.

The pen is mightier than the sword. Well howdy people 🤠. I believe that is true. From lived experience. Only it took me a while to realize it and I might forget again.

Just what the heck am I talking about? Writing ✍️ has saved my life. Yep still a Queen 👸🏻 comma drama 🎭. How has writing saved you Jilly? you ask. Well I’ll tell you. I’ve kept journals off & on my entire life. I had so many feelings swirling around in my mind that I had to write them out so more intrusive thoughts could enter. But really, writing the thoughts out made them less scary 😧. Like somehow once my fears were articulated, for the made up sH!t they were & memorialized on the page, poof they were gone. Does this even make sense? Well maybe 🤔

My journals were not only doom & gloom. There was poetry & doodles. I included happiness along with hopes & dreams. Joyful memories. Stories of my life.

Once I started working, I took a hiatus from journaling. The only writing I did was for work or school. I was on the 23 year college track but I eventually finished ✅ To this day, I can write an ‘A’ paper in my sleep 😴. I’m pretty persuasive when I want to be. Which leads me to today’s epiphany.

Writing or communicating in its many forms are how we connect with each other. What the world 🌎 needs now is love sweet love 💕 . How much better to express this gratitude than using your words wisely.

Now I’m writing daily & dang it feels good. 1632 days in a row in fact. Seems like hot minutes but it’s been years. No plans for stopping any time soon.

Time to land the plane. It’s muy frio here right now. Brrr 🥶 They’ve postponed a work celebration and encouraged us to work from home 🏡 today. I’ll be starting in 10 minutes. Maybe I should skedaddle.

As always more to come.

Share Your World ~ 1/31/23

Thanks Di for the questions, and away we go …

1.  Do you consider yourself to be romantic? Ugh nope, that would be a big negatory.

2.  Do you send cards on Valentine’s Day? Even bigger nope, I rarely send cards for any occasion.

3.  Would you spend a considerable amount of money on a single red rose for your beloved? Nope again, there’s a theme here.

4.   What is your idea of a romantic evening? A nice dinner & time spent talking. Everything we do centers around food. That could be a problem but really it’s the good company that’s the focal point, the food is secondary.

Gratitude: Love is all around. Embrace it.

This is very true & I need to remember that. Quit pining for what isn’t & started appreciating what is right in front of my face. I don’t want to one day back one day with regrets.

As always, more to come.