My journal makes me very happy.
It's definitely not your typical journal.
There's not much of my own personal writing in there,
although I do write in it once in a while.
But it's my special place where I keep all the love letters
and pictures drawn and Mothers Day cards, and birthday cards
that I receive from the 5 people who make me the most happiest.
I also keep all my personal mementos like numbers from races
and letters from other special people in my life.
My mom has told the story many times of when I was a little girl
and I had a box where I kept all of my special things.
One weekend my Aunt came to visit.
She went to get her high heel shoes
(am I right that they were red?)
and couldn't find them anywhere.
They looked all over, through the whole house.
They eventually found them in my special box, hidden under my bed.
I like that story. I like shoes. A lot.
I guess my journal has become my special box
although I can't keep shoes in there and I no longer steal them from my loved ones.
But just in case,
next time you come visit,
keep a close eye on your shoes.