Carolee

I didn’t start out to keep a gratitude journal when I began writing “Morning Pages” two years ago but, that’s what it has turned into.

What I learned, as I struggled with the ugliness of police shootings, the turmoil of daily politics, tragedies, etc., was that I could use my daily writing to express my deepest thoughts, fears, frustrations and shame in a way that I couldn’t in conversation. One day, I found myself writing “Dear God”, reminiscent of Celie in the “...

I didn’t start out to keep a gratitude journal when I began writing “Morning Pages” two years ago but, that’s what it has turned into.

What I learned, as I struggled with the ugliness of police shootings, the turmoil of daily politics, tragedies, etc., was that I could use my daily writing to express my deepest thoughts, fears, frustrations and shame in a way that I couldn’t in conversation. One day, I found myself writing “Dear God”, reminiscent of Celie in the “Color Purple”. It was and is very appropriate.

Working through “my stuff” in these writings, I find that I am continually reminded of all the things that I have to be thankful for. I now try to practice giving thanks for the good and the bad. Amazingly, the latter is helping me to see more clearly the work that I still need to do.

It is a tremendous blessing to me.

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3 years ago