Journal Entry 3: Articles of Impeachment

Journal Entry 3: Articles of Impeachment

Jan. 25, 2021                            USA                                             74

Hi Everyone,

The purpose of a personal journal is to provide a safe place to record one’s thoughts, feelings, opinions, actions, ideas, and activities.

A journal is a written record of one person’s life written by that person.

It is a historical document, and it is sacred.

So why do we need a safe place?

We have all witnessed the harm done to individuals because of something they said or did in their past. We have, also, witnessed the harm done to individuals because of something an ancestor did long, long ago.

Some folks have forgotten that the nature of a human is to change, to evolve.

By journaling daily what is going on in our life, we document our changes and evolutions.

I would journal

If I were to share my journal entry for today, I would write:

“Today, the House took Articles of Impeachment for Donald Trump, past president of the United States, to the Senate.

I felt sad.

Several times in my life I have taken the Oath of Office that says, “I will defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that the President and his family were watching the rioters on Jan. 6, 2021. They thought it was a show, a way of proving how people would follow the President.

That a family who has profited, not only profited but grown wealth, would destroy the system that gave them the opportunities to do so is beyond belief.”

And I would continue writing until I could journal no more.

What I wrote doesn’t seem that dangerous, but if I were to post this on social media someday there might be someone who would dig wide and deep to find what was written and use these words to harm myself, my family, and friends

This is what we are cautioning our children about.

Posting on social media can be the wrong thing to do so I will continue journaling.

I hope you will begin and maintain your own journal.

After all, words matter. Your words matter. My words matter.

And so it is.

I know it’s hard but do it anyway:

Be relaxed. Have fun. Learn lots.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

bslucas@bellsouth.net

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1 thought on “Journal Entry 3: Articles of Impeachment

  1. Yes, thank you. Frightening, puzzling statements, actions, and events appear to be something that will continue. It is such a challenge to join [supposedly spiritually] with others who have defended, and even now, continue to defend violent, repulsive people and groups of people. I wish it were feasible to move to a new country and get new friends, to be among goodwill, peace & harmony, but it is not, so I will do what I can to protect myself with isolation and being busy. Being busy is my truth which keeps my distance away from such audacity. It is just too much to cope with, especially since I am powerless to change any of it, and I hope I never have to find myself living in a civil war. Felony murder, sedition, and just plain lack of civility and compassion now are all acceptable. All this is a reason to be glad I am old. It is all too painful and, to me, full of nonsense, deception, greed, and hate. We have historical journals that we can read about our world’s past. I wonder what future readers will think about our journals about our current times…

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