From relaxing scents to sweat-inducing activities to movies that make me want to stand up and cheer, inspiration really is where you look for it. There are so many things in life that inspire me!

I’ve compiled a list of some of the things I love in hopes that you’ll discover something new to be inspired about, too.

What’s on your list of things to love?

Thing #5 That I Love: Writing in a Journal

Having a journal that I look forward to writing in every night gives me a sense of peace and accomplishment. Sometimes I write about challenges I’m facing, and sometimes I write about feeling grateful for the special things in my life. Being committed to writing helps me to reflect on things I have overcome and appreciate the friendships and love I have in my life.

I have found a children’s journal that my son is using, which has been wonderful in encouraging him to write. He writes sporadically in a journal called “Who Is _____? The Story of My Life.” This guided journal has basic questions and opportunities for him to fill in the blanks. Not only is it helpful in helping him become more self aware, but it opens up a great dialogue for the two of us when he feels inspired to write!