I have been reading Anne Lamott's new book, Stitches. There is a lot that resonates with me.
I have been in a season of searching for a long time it seems. Life has been hard on many levels for a long time too. I am coming to see that when we are in a long season of pain, darkness, unknown and confusion we can forget to see joy. There will always be a degree pain, unknown, confusion and periods of darkness, but there is joy right alongside if we have eyes to see.
This journal is helping me see, helping me ask and answer questions. Helping me sort through the maze that is my heart these days. It's not as pretty as my other visual journals, but it is a treasure.
I am learning to be gentle with myself on hard days, and giving myself permission to slow down or pause when I need to, but not allowing myself to forget to live fully, open and engaged, looking for glimpses of grace, light and joy!