Thursday night, May 12, I taught a gratitude journaling class through the Mental Health Association. I did it as a way to help people be happier. We know that journaling – especially gratitude journaling – will make people’s happiness level increase. So this was a good thing for us to do.
I’ve taught journaling classes before and I’m never quite sure what, exactly, to share with people. It seems like a simple thing to me because I’ve been doing it since I was in grade school. But, it is something that people do need to learn to do. I think I’ll try to find another date soon since I’ve had requests for more classes.
I had six people who came, including Julie and Diana. It seems from the evaluation forms that everyone liked it. One of the women who came is someone I think I would like to get to know better. We seem to have a lot in common.
I did have two women who were grieving and both were having a very difficult time. I suggested that other journaling would be a good adjunct for them. It occurs to me that maybe a grief group would be a good thing for this community, but I’m not qualified to do that.
We discussed having more journaling sessions – for art journaling in particular. I’ve also had a number of people ask if I’m going to do this again.
We also talked about doing Artists Way. We’ll see how that develops. I’d like to do it again but 12 weeks seems like a big commitment. But it is a wonderful thing to do. We’ll see.