Today’s Gem of Insight #105

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that it’s not enough to have goals and plans in our minds, sometimes we need to write them down. Like many of us I often think of many things that I want to experience, accomplish, and take care of in this life, and I make goals and plans for the purpose of bringing those hopes and dreams to fruition.

Yet, also like many of us, in the past I had a tendency to leave those goals and plans in my mind instead of taking the time to write them down. And the more lofty the goal, the harder it seemed to put into words the steps that needed to be taken in order to achieve that goal, which made it less likely that I would write those types of goals or dreams down.

However, as the years have gone by I have come to learn that there are times when writing down goals and plans is essential, as it helps to keep me focused and motivated, and it helps me to better gauge the progress that I am making as I work toward reaching those goals and seeing those plans come to fruition. And just as learning the importance of writing down goals and plans has been beneficial to me, it may be an unexpected benefit to you too. #lovebythedrop

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Today’s Gem of Insight #80

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that journaling is highly underrated. In this world where our lives progress at what seems to be a mile-a-minute rate, we are both overwhelmed and underwhelmed by the experiences that we have – overwhelmed because our experiences are often numerous and emotion-inducing, and underwhelmed because our lack of time to truly process the things that we experience leaves us aware of very little of what we actually experience.

One way that I combat that issue is by keeping a journal. Sometimes I write in it daily, other times I may go for days or even weeks between writing sessions. And though journaling tends to have a greater impact on us the more frequently and consistently that we do it, writing at least a portion of the time is certainly better than not writing at all.

Journaling is a simple and easy avenue that we can use to help us to become more aware of what is really happening in our lives and how we feel about it. And what’s even better is the fact that what we write about and how we write about it is entirely up to us. And perhaps the greatest benefit that journaling yields is that it gives us the opportunity to come face-to-face with our true selves and possibly learn some things about ourselves that will give us greater insight into who we are. Who knows, we might just be surprised at what we discover. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #365

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Today I am thankful for insight. On today, the last day of my 365 Days of Thanks project, I find myself thinking about insight, specifically the insight that I have been blessed to acquire throughout my completion of this project. Taking the time to think about and describe something different for which I am thankful each day has truly been an eye-opening experience for me. I have learned even more about the minute idiosyncrasies that comprise who I am, how I live, whom I love, and to what I dedicate my efforts and my time. And I have also become more aware of just why it is that I have no reason to ever allow myself to have a pity party.

Simply put, I have too much to be thankful for to allow myself to focus on the few moments, instances, and circumstances that seek to cause me to lose sight of the importance of exercising my sense of gratitude at all times. This 365 Days of Thanks project has truly been a journey. And just because I have technically completed the project, that does not mean that I am finished writing about the blessings in my life for which I am truly thankful. Trust me, there is so much more that remains to be shared. And in the meantime, I thank you all for taking this journey with me thus far, and I hope that you will stay with me for the remainder of the ride. #lovebythedrop