Monday, January 23, 2012

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

      There are times when you face a big challenge in life and it can certainly throw you off track. As a Freelance Writer I know what this is like as I experienced it when my twin sister died in 2008. The task now is to lift my spirit after my brother's funeral last Saturday. I will approach it with prayer, meditation, journaling, writing  reading books and of course blogging.  

       I received the beautiful journal above from my Blogger friend Maria and it will certainly come in handy.  As so many of us know, journaling helps us whether we are facing good times or bad times.  
       I strive to be positive on this blog and will definitely make every effort to do so despite my situation.  Take care and I wish you all a wonderful week.

44 comments:

Mikki said...

It is a beautiful journal. I remember journaling after my first husband's death. That book is a treasure to me now. I realized recently that something that I'd remembered and that had tormented me was not as I'd remembered. It was such a relief to read my 1st person account of what actually took place!

Thanks for joining Flock Together this week!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Mikki! I note that journaling has also helped you. It certainly does wonders for the mind, body and soul. Take care and all the very best to you.

cheerfulnuts said...

It's nice to see you back, Judy. Your friend is so thoughtful. I used to have a journal, too, when I was younger. I hope that journal will be able to help you feel better. Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much cheerfulnuts. I have been reading your interesting blog posts. Take care.

Maria said...

judy, i can't tell you how much i've been praying for you and thinking of you this past weekend. steve and i sent some extra prayers on saturday.
where i can't begin to imagine all the emotions you're going through, i can see that you are doing so well at keeping a positive outlook. i know how much blogging and writing out your thoughts mean to you...it certainly helps me too.
i know you'll fill the journal with cherished memories and many emotions...and that it will be so good for your soul.
lots of love to you always <3
XOXOXOXO
maria

Roshni said...

your newest follower via the blog hop. you can find me at http://throughtheeyesofroshni.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Roshni. I will follow back. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
The support that I have received from you and Steve has certainly helped and I send you both a BIG THANK YOU! The journal certainly arrived at a time when I needed one so much. Thanks again! It is so beautiful. Take care and all the very best to you and Steve.
Lots of Love & Friendship always,
Judy

Brandi Yee said...

So glad to hear your positive approach! I have always told people that writing is my "emotional outlet". It does wonders for your mind, body and soul!! That journel will come in very handy ;)

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true Brandi! Take care and all the very best to you.

May said...

I'm glad that you are still staying strong despite everything happening around you. Friends like us will continue to cheer you up and we'll stick by you always. Wishing you a great week..

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is always so good to hear from you May! Thank you very much for your support. Take care and all the best to you and your family.

Anji said...

I think that you are an inspiration to a lot of people.

All of us readers would forgive you I'm sure if your positiveness slipped from time to time.

What a lovely present, I'm sure you'll find that it helps

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a pretty journal! I know you will use it well. Have a great week, my friend!!!

xoxooxox,
Ricki Jill

Cinthya said...

You are an inspiration. Most people I know become so bitter after experiences such as yours. I will keep reading your blog and am a new follower.

Cinthya

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ricki! I also wish you a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Anji! Take care and all the best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Cinthya, Thanks for your comments. I will definitely follow back.

Clairejustine said...

Just pooping over to say hi,lovely friend you have,take care...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine. Take care.

The Belly Dancer said...

Be strong Judy! You know your brother wouldn't want you to be unhappy! All the best to you and your family!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks The Belly Dancer! Always great to hear from you.

Ai Sakura said...

It's so beautiful! hope you keep writing on and offline.. you are so positive and creative!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Brandi Yee said...

Hi Judy! You've been Tagged! Check out my blog if you want to play along! :)

www.yeewittlethings.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Brandi,
I will check your Blog. Take care.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ai! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Judy said...

A journal will get all your thoughts out on paper and will help you. I been praying for you Judy. I hope you start to feel better. Take care my friend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Have a good day.

Patrice said...

You remind me, as others have, how much journaling would help me. You have been through so much and still have such a lovely attitude. Blessings!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Patrice. I am fighting on. Take care and my best wishes to you.

Lori said...

I'm always amazed every week that I find new great blogs that somehow I have missed before....yours is one of them. So glad I found you. I'm a new follower too. Stop by anytime, Lori

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lori! I will be sure to follow back. Take care.

Pat said...

h, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss - I have no words, except to say I'll pray for you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Pat! Prayers will certainly help me. All the best to you.

Cassie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. That is a really beautiful journal though!

I'm following you from the Friday Friend & Follow hop. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me back!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Cassie. I will follow back.

Katherines Corner said...

It's lovely, a perfect place yo write down your thoughts. Hugs! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and participation at Katherines Corner xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Katherine! I am always happy to participate. Take care.

Stacey Queen of Rants and Ramblings said...

I find journaling to be very theraputic... good luck... this must be a very difficult journey for you... following from the Friday Hop and look forward to reading more...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Stacey Queen! It is really a difficult journey. Sometimes I have to wonder if it is for real. So unbelievable but I am fighting on. I will definitely follow back.

Leah H. said...

That is so sweet! I like the flower design all over on that journal:)

Visiting for Wordless Wednesday! Hope you can stop by:)

http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/01/wordless-wednesday-car-covered-with-snow.html

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Leah H! It is really a beautiful journal. I will certainly visit your WW post. Take care and have a good weekend.

Brooke Becker said...

Hello from Lovin' the Weekend Hop! I have two blogs & hope you'll pop over and say hello.

That is a really nice journal. I have a datebook that I have been writing short journal entries in since 1/1/12. So far so good. I am hoping even quick little entries will paint a picture of my life.

Brooke
http://blueberrysquash.blogspot.com
http://cupcakecucumber.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Brooke! It is good to have a journal. I will definitely follow back. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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