Hi everyone! I’m Jennie, author of the book, Happy Journal, Happy Life, and your host of the #happyjournalchallenge. In the next 30 days, we are going to grow our mindfulness muscles as we look for and expect the good things in our lives.
Let me be really honest here. I know there are a lot of reasons why a happiness challenge might seem out of place right now. Every single one of us has difficulties in our lives, whether they are physical, spiritual, emotional. And we all have friends and families who are struggling right now too. This is not an attempt to be Pollyanna and blindly dance through life.
Since publishing the Kindle version of Happy Journal, Happy Life at the beginning of the month, there have been a few questions as to why I didn’t add more pictorial examples.
There was a reason, actually several, that kept me from adding pages of pictures throughout the book. Believe me, I was tempted. But here is why I ultimately decided to go light on the pictures . . .
What a delicious week of happiness!
Thank you for all of your support of my new eBook, Happy Journal, Happy Life. I have BIG dreams for this little book because I think it is a method of gratitude that is accessible to so many.
You don’t have to be an ARTIST.
You don’t have to have a lot of supplies.
This is the little book that almost didn’t happen. I was writing another book and ran into a major roadblock. And while I was digging myself out, Happy Journal, Happy Life emerged.
It also almost didn’t happen because the concept of drawing my life is one I’m too familiar with. I have been sketching vignettes of my day and the things that make me happy for years.
I think keeping a regular journal is wonderful. I will likely write in one until I’m an old woman. Might as well—I’ve been journaling since I was six years old.
But this drawing-my-day practice? It didn’t even have a name until recently.