Tuesday, March 24, 2020


When my grandfather passed away on Christmas morning, my world shattered. I still, one day short of three months later, feel very broken. There has still not been a day that I haven’t broken down and cried. With all that is going on in the world right now, I just have this deep, urgent need to talk to him. To hug him. Yet, I can’t.

About two weeks after we lost Papa, I remember walking through my house feeling like every single day has been horrible since losing him. That nothing felt right, nothing was going right, there was just nothing good. While walking into my dining room feeling this awful burden, I walked past my letter board. The quote that had been on my board for probably six months, maybe more, is one of my favorites. I kept thinking I needed to change it but just never did. Now I know why.

Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.

Every day may not be full of good. It may not be considered a good day. It may be a really hard day even. But, each day does have something good in it.

As a tear slid down my check, I went to my bookshelf and picked up a brand new journal that I hadn’t been sure what to use it for. I wrote the quote in the front cover and dedicated it to my Papa. Then. I wrote three things in that day that were good. Now I keep the journal by my bedside and at the end of the day I think back and find three things that were good. Some days it’s easy to find three things. Some days I struggle. But they are always there, we just have to dig.

This practice has been a blessing to me, especially on the bad days. It makes me pause and think. It makes me reflect. It makes me realize there is still something good. And it makes me thankful.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
Psalm 107:1

This world is going through a very difficult time. Things I never, ever thought I would see happen are happening. Like schools closed, lack of food and supplies, churches only able to have online services, and being told we can’t leave our homes. It feels like a movie, not real life.

If you are struggling, whether from the pandemic going on, the loss of a loved one, dealing with a health crisis, a broken relationship, or any other struggle, I challenge you to begin to find the good. Find the little blessings. Some days it may just be that you woke up or that you heard a bird chirping. Whatever it is, find it. Write it down and reflect on God’s goodness. It may not change your situation but it will put your focus on God and remind you that every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.


The journal that I am using is the Legacy Journal from Cultivate What Matters. I absolutely love this journal! It is the perfect size, has a linen hard cover that will last, there is a ribbon to mark your page, and beautiful gold details. This journal is absolutely perfect!

I love that it is called a Legacy Journal because I feel like that is what I am doing. Leaving a legacy for my kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and so on. One day they will look at this journal and see that even through hard circumstances I was finding God’s sweet blessings.

Cultivate What Matters and I want to bless three of you with a Legacy Journal. And since I am all about matching accessories, I am adding a beautiful matching pen to each journal from Well Watered Women. To enter to win, complete each task in the rafflecopter below. Can’t wait? To get your Legacy Journal, click here or the image below.


  1. I’m very blessed to be home with my family and spend quality time together in this busy world we live in ... but at times like this it’s actually a blessing!!! So very sorry for your loss prayers and hugs ����������

  2. I got to spend alone time with husband.

    I got to spoil my daughter today.

    I shopped for groceries for the next 30 days just in case.

  3. Beautiful sunshine, delivering flowers and a book to a neighbor's doorstep, reading my book!

    Super fun giveaway!

  4. This giveaway is amazing! Thanks for the chance.

  5. Sunshine, community group, and nutritious food

    (It pasted the wrong link on the Twitter entry: https://twitter.com/iamjoymoy/status/1243582786113425408?s=19)


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