Our middle daughter is starting to experience more emotions as she is getting older. I am noticing that she is focusing more on things that went wrong in the day instead of the joys of the day. I came up with the idea of purposefully journaling and wanted to find the perfect journal for her to get started. A journal that would help her focus on joy!
I decided to visit DaySpring and to look at their journals. I am so glad I did. I found the everyday joy journal. It is perfect!
I want my children to journal with purpose. I want them to focus more on the blessings and joys of the day than focus on the negatives or disappointments of the day. Each day can be (and usually is) filled with both. It is my hope that positive thoughts will be come the norm and negative thoughts and disappointments will be lost at the end of the day.
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:23
I am giving my children instruction on what I want them to journal. They can still write about their day, but not until they write about the four things.
1. Write down something that you are thankful for today.
2. Write down a joy and/or blessing from today.
3. Write down anything that is weighing you down. Once written, give it over to God.
4. Write a prayer for tomorrow.
These journals are beautifully made. They have a soft padded cover, 256 lined pages, book bound and have a Bible verse at the bottom of every page. I like these journals so much that I have decided to have a giveaway. I will be giving away an Everyday Joy journal to two winners! Enter below!
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