they comprise our life, mortared one at a time
Yes. Thank you.
So beautiful. Thank you, Tsh.
What a lovely journal! Also, I love your handwriting. :o)
I call myself a writer (most days), but I've never been good at journaling. I'm going to give your journal a try!
Great post. Well-written. I feel like you injected religion into the book Atomic Habits, and I like it.
Profound insight disguised in simple reflection: "because it seems to me like our lives are mostly built of small, ordinary, seemingly inconsequential things". You perfectly capture the relevance and hidden magnitude of small daily decisions. It is easy to think that large decisions or even political movements are needed to effect change, yet it all starts with mustard seeds. My recent post on "How to Make a Home for Humans" echoes your theme of how our surroundings build us. I was also struck by Sister Prejean's quote - I am in the middle of reading Dead Man Walking....
Thank you! I'm looking forward to this!
This looks lovely! I’m such an external processor (while also being an introvert) that journaling is a non negotiable part of being a person for me. Almost anytime I’m out of sorts, physically, emotionally, spiritually it’s because the small “bricks” have been neglected (journal, protein, sleep, outside etc…). It’s so easy to want to fix it with a big system that feels important, when almost always I need to go back to small and more basic.
Yay! I'm excited for my copy to arrive tomorrow! Thank you for this one. Excited for the new habit of reflection it will spark. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
A lovely reflection, and needed reminders! I'm reminded of Annie Dillard's lovely and oh-so-convicting line: "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Brick by brick, bird by bird, day by day.
I too “want to build a life comprised of wonder, marvel, gratitude, and grace.”
My copy of your journal arrived today and I’m about to read the introduction and prepare to start it on the first of September!
Just enjoyed this post…. it was like sipping a mug of coffee in an early morning calm of the day. I am not a journaler (too many failed attempts), but I am tempted to try your version.
(Also, love your longer, wavy hair. It frames your face beautifully.)
It is so beautiful and is helping me build an evening routine of reflection. I have been writing three things I am thankful for in the mornings since you mentioned it on the podcast a long time ago but have failed to get into a habit of evening journaling and reflection. This journal has helped me create the habit because I have something to fill in before moving on to the next day. And I love the morning and evening questions. Thank you!
I started writing in my copy this week! I love everything about it. Thank you for this treasure of reflection.