There is a certain joy in interacting and communicating. After all, no man can live in isolation or in a state of complete silence. Psychology often warns us about bottling up our feelings, for it can cause a plethora of health issues, mental as well as physical. Some introverts will frown at this and will state that too much communication is so taxing on their nerves while extroverts will rejoice at the idea of interacting with almost any one they meet! It is important that we share our feelings, but it is also equally important who our audience is. In these days of rising crimes, we women cannot afford to share our deepest emotions and plans with any casual acquaintance. As Warren Buffet says “Honesty is a very expensive Gift. Do not expect it from cheap people”, and who knows what one may devise while fooling us with a smiling face and compassionate words? So, what is the way out? How can we find that balance? The perfect solution lies in befriending our own beautiful selves and venting it all in a personal journal.
Yes, a personal diary or a journal- that will indeed be the most loyal friend. After a few months or journal keeping, we will also have a record of what and how we sailed through. I would like to share below a little story that we all women will, I am dead sure, be able to relate to and after that, I am going to reveal the most beautiful thing I have come across in journals!
Today I will tell you a story, neither old nor new
That we need to learn from follies of others too
Better be alert and not allow inanity to stay
That can damage us in more than one way
There was a young girl whose story I will tell
Her hair was curly dark and eyes soft hazel
She loved to write and think and converse
But alas! Could never find an eager audience
She would speak all day to leaves and snails
To her pet cats, lazy bums with furry tails
To her friends and neighbors and cousins,
Tired to core of her incessant musings
So, she would roam alone here and there
Singing her songs and poems she prepared
And would talk all about her ideas and beliefs
But no keen ear she found to give her relief
Then! One day, she was ranting on and on
And caught the fancy of a young gentleman
Lost in her words, in all her unheeding ways,
She talked to anyone willing to share her craze
He gave her a patient ear with a smile
One most gracious, charming and agile
They met every day and she would talk and talk
Of life, love and hands in hands they'd walk
Thus he gathered a lot about her, much enough
To lay his trap and be sure that she will rush
He knew what she loved and what she hated
And what made her tick and he slayed it!
She was in a vile trap which she did not ask
Slowly, that gentleman removed his mask
He turned out a wolf in a sheep’s clothing
She was deep in trouble of her own making
But at moment last she was saved
Her father set that villain straight
And kicked him out of her sight
And then, gifted her one slap tight!
Father then repeated his golden advice
“Ideas are wealth, never scatter in wild!”
Views and thoughts make up a being
They deserve the most reverend landing
He gave a journal to his chatty daughter
A red satin covered with golden feather
To not disperse thoughts hither & yon
And to save herself from mess then on
Hence, dear women and all my friends
One who looks inside, surely awakens
Please save yourself from such a trouble
It’s good to speak half and write double!
I have the Feather one that I am in love with! This is one in a range of four and the rest are Butterfly, Dragonfly and Fish themed. Apart from usual writing pages, this series by Matrikas has stickers, blank pages, coloring pages, pouch, elastic, to name a few. You will discover many more surprises inside!
This is that loyal friend I was talking about. This special Woman’s Journal will keep your secrets from spilling and will help you to relax and feel safe!