When I chose this book to review last year, I had in mind that I would use it throughout the new year (2018). That is exactly what I have started doing.
This book is a fun fill-in journal that I see myself looking back on at the end of the year. I think it will be fun to see all the prompts I answered and reread all the quotes associated with those prompts.
As I was flipping through this book, I found that there will probably (and I have already skipped) prompts that just don’t apply to me or I just don’t want to fill-in. That is the beauty of this journal. You don’t have to write in it everyday.
I have been filling out another journal (5-year Question of the Day) like this for two years now and I am already getting bored of filling it out. Having this one is helping out the monotony of filling out and writing for the same prompts year after year. I already feel more refreshed writing about all the things that make me happy in a day or week.
I will say, so far, I don’t have a favorite prompt but I just started the journal. However, I did flip through it and found a few favorite quotes of mine from it. The first is from Bertrand Russell; “The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.” The world can be a horrible place, but we have to make the most of it as human beings and bring a little light to the darkness. My next favorite quote from the journal is from George Bernard Shaw and it involves love of food. The quote is, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” I absolutely love food, so no quote has ever rung truer in my eyes. Finally, the last quote is from Albert Camus. It states,”To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” I think we all forget this, including myself, a lot.
As for recommending this journal…I have seen better ones. In fact, the one I mentioned earlier I find to have more of a variety of prompts. But then again, that journal is all about writing about happiness. I personally would like to fill out a journal like this one with more variety. I’m not sure if I like this journal yet, or the theme of this journal, but we shall see.
Have you ever filled out journals like this before? Do you have any recommendations? I would love to hear about them down in the comments. I love hearing from you.
Thanks for reading!
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.