Journal Entry 3: Articles of Impeachment
Jan. 25, 2021 USA 74
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It is a historical document, and it is sacred.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.
Barbara Lucas, PhD
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