Resolution: Daily Writing in the New Year

Write more often, write more, daily writing in 2014

Setting a resolution to write daily -- or even weekly, or monthly -- for the New Year is an achievable and beneficial personal goal to set . It doesn't deprive you of food, it doesn't require a membership anywhere, the cost is cheaper than a latte and it's a fairly quiet agreement between you and yourself. When people ask me how to get started, keep motivated and make … [Read more...]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep It Private

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If I had a choice in the matter, I'd rig all of my journals to blind anyone who dared open them without permission by a light more blazing than the sun. I think one of the struggles everyone who journals on a personal level encounters is the possibility of someone, whether stranger or close, could read their inner most thoughts. I know it's always been a real concern of … [Read more...]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep it Honest

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When you sit down to write your next journal entry, picture this... In 10 years from now, your older self opens your current journal to revisit the past and reads about what it was like in their life during the summer of 2012. That older version of you will want to know what they were thinking, doing, feeling and experiencing in 2012, so it's up to the current you to be … [Read more...]

Have a Card on hand for All Occasions

All Occasion Boxed Cards

I imagine we've all been there. An occasion calls for a card and we've waited until the last minute to buy one. During moments like that we can either: Be late to the party by making an¬†emergency¬†stop at the nearest superstore... Write a message on a plain note card or piece of paper... Show up empty handed in the card department... Which is why having 'spare' … [Read more...]

What to write in a Christmas Thank You

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Christmas Thank You Cards are a perfect way to follow up with someone after Christmas for many reasons. You received a gift from someone Someone did something nice for you or your family You want to show appreciation to someone for any reason you feel good about Someone baked you holiday cookies...or even gave you a fruit cake (grin) Someone helped you, or someone … [Read more...]