The Monkey With The Wooden Apples

Written by Steve Gillman

There once was a happy monkey wanderingrepparttar jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl ofrepparttar 145380 most beautiful apples. He took one in each hand and ran back intorepparttar 145381 forest.

He sniffedrepparttar 145382 apples and smelled nothing. He tried to eat them, but hurt his teeth. They were made of wood, but they were beautiful, and whenrepparttar 145383 other monkeys saw them, he held onto them even tighter.

He admired his new possessions proudly as he wanderedrepparttar 145384 jungle. They glistened red inrepparttar 145385 sun, and seemed perfect to him. He became so attached to them, that he didn't even notice his hunger at first.

A fruit tree reminded him, but he feltrepparttar 145386 apples in his hands. He couldn't bear to set them down to reach forrepparttar 145387 fruit. In fact, he couldn't relax, either, if he was to defend his apples. A proud, but less happy monkey continued to walk alongrepparttar 145388 forest trails.

The apples became heavier, andrepparttar 145389 poor little monkey thought about leaving them behind. He was tired, hungry, and he couldn't climb trees or collect fruit with his hands full. What if he just let go?

Letting go of such valuable things seemed crazy, but what else could he do? He was so tired. Seeingrepparttar 145390 next fruit tree, and smelling it's fruit was enough. He droppedrepparttar 145391 wooden apples and reached up for his meal. He was happy again.

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Written by Doreene Clement

The Benefits of Keeping A Journal By Doreene Clement

Keeping a journal has many advantages and benefits. Whether you write a few lines or pages, through journaling, you can record and track a lot of information that can be easily retained for future reference. You can actually see what you were thinking because your thoughts and experiences are in a journal. When you commit to writing them down, you have put your thoughts and experiences into a solid form. Below are some examples ofrepparttar benefits of keeping a journal.

Reduces stress - Journaling has a proven benefit of reducing stress. Once you've journaled, you don't carry as much of what you have written about within you. It is onrepparttar 145005 paper or inrepparttar 145006 computer. By journaling, you give yourself a powerful form of self-expression, and through that expression you can gain clarity, release, and relief.

Setting goals and resolutions - You can actually see and better understand what you want, what is important to you, and how you feel, through journaling. Then you can create goals and resolutions to support what you are thinking and writing about.

Organizes - Journaling your goals and what you want to accomplish forrepparttar 145007 day,repparttar 145008 month,repparttar 145009 year, or a lifetime, is an excellent tool to help you get those things done. You can create a personal checklist of "things to do."

Helps focus - Writing in a journal creates more personal awareness, and therefore more focus onrepparttar 145010 issues that are important to you.

The routine and habit of journaling means making time for you - When you set aside time for yourself, you can feelrepparttar 145011 benefit and gain from doing something specifically for yourself. It can show up in other areas of your life as you carry that time you have spent on yourself within you, and everywhere you go.

Start your journal on any day ofrepparttar 145012 year - Journaling is something you can start today, stop tomorrow, and pick up again next year. You can start and stop as you want. You can skip a day. It is your journal.

Journal entries recordrepparttar 145013 day, tracking your life - When keeping a journal, you record your experiences, dreams, ideas, desires, thoughts and more, for reflecting on now, and inrepparttar 145014 future. You are telling your story to yourself.

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