June Journaling Challenge

Discussion in 'June 2019 Challenges' started by Justagirl, May 29, 2019.

  1. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

    Messages:
    1,718
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Hi everyone,
    Welcome to the month of June, can you believe we’re half way through the year already... GULP! I’m so excited because I'm hosting my very first Journaling challenge! Some of you may not know that I have been fighting breast cancer since September last year. I am nearing the end of my treatment but one of the things I've noticed on this ride, is that a positive attitude is key to over coming difficult situations so I thought it would be fun to use ‘LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE’ as our journaling prompt.

    So let’s share a story or experience that actually elevated you into a happy place. This doesn’t necessarily mean you were left in fits of laughter but instead something that made you feel happy, relieved or joyful.

    CHALLENGE CRITERIA:
    • You must write a minimum of three (3) sentences that tells your story.
    IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED
    Below I have included some examples to help kick start your journaling but hey anything goes with this one!
    • Document something you saw, like Instant karma working at its best.
    • Those funny quips your kid comes out with on those seemingly mundane moments of day to day life.
    • Perhaps it was an unexpected interaction with someone you know or a stranger that brought you joy.
    • Maybe it was a special message/ heavenly gift from someone up above.
    • You could include an Inspirational Quote as part of your journaling and one that resonated or made you smile.
    Here is my page dedicated to my wonderful Aunty and the story about her little gift of joy sent from heaven.
    It was the day of your funeral & your wake. Mum and I were feeling so overwhelmed with emotion we glanced across the room and instantly knew that each other needed to step out of the fray and regroup in the front garden, even just for a quick moment. We were missing your dry sense of humour, the kind of wit that not everyone got but we did. It was one part of your amazingness! We were postulating at what you’d make of all this fanfare being bestowed in the memory of you and like a gift from the heavens this happened...

    Your neighbour from across the street of which you did not know too well, noticed us and in a friendly neighbourly way he announced…
    ‘You wouldn’t be caught dead inside, on such a beautiful day like today!’


    OH.EM.GEE! (something you’d always say)… in unison mum and I looked at each other then up to the heavens above and knew straight away that you had a hand in this! The immense happiness we felt at that moment could never be quantified, you were still with us right there in your front garden being cheeky & just a little bit naughty too. Thank you Aunty Lol for the joy you brought us everyday & well beyond because even in Heaven you’re still making us laugh. All our love Helen & Em. xox

    Remember our monthly challenge rules:

    Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the JUNE Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).

    I can't wait to read your stories!
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2019
    Ga_L, KarenB, MrsPeel and 3 others like this.
  2. CharlotteM

    CharlotteM Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    327
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    In Germany there is the saying "Laughter is the best medicine"
    Thank you for your wonderful story

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
    Justagirl likes this.
  3. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Messages:
    3,722
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2017
    What a heartwarming story, Em. Thanks for sharing this page with us. I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine.
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  4. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Messages:
    20,176
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    you are such an inspiration Em.... in every way possible.... I am so blessed to know you!!!!
    I'll make one about 1 color, but it will surely have an additional one with the array of colors I have stories to tell LOL
    now to choose the ONE color story....decisions decisions!!!!!!! :faint2

    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  5. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

    Messages:
    1,429
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Fun challenge, Em.
    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  6. lulyg14

    lulyg14 Testosterone Overload

    Messages:
    644
    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Great way to share how something I wasn't excited about turned out so funny!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  7. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    635
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Here's my journaling - laughter is so very healing
    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl and NBK-Design like this.
  8. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

    Messages:
    1,718
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    @Cherylndesigns thank you so much, I can tell you that laugh was one I will forever remember ;)

    @MrsPeel can’t wait to see what you mean, you have me all curious! And thank you sweetie right back at ya xox
     
    Cherylndesigns likes this.
  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Messages:
    3,722
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2017
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  10. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

    Messages:
    734
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
  11. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,309
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    this should be fun!
     
  12. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

    Messages:
    1,103
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    I always tell MJ that he makes my heart happy. This is mostly due to his amazing sensitivity and goodness. On this day, (yesterday, june 5) he picked up his suffering sister and carried her across the yard to the porch! He never ceases to amaze us and to touch our hearts.

    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  13. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Messages:
    3,722
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2017
    Thanks for the challenge, Em. I hope this story makes you giggle.

    [​IMG]
     
    bonnenuit and Justagirl like this.
  14. chigirl

    chigirl Candy Corn junkie

    Messages:
    6,127
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
  15. Electra

    Electra Junk collector or treasure seeker? You decide

    Messages:
    1,440
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    Here is mine. I chose a funny (to me) story, the journalling is with the credits.
    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  16. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

    Messages:
    1,385
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Ha! Ha! Ha!...Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine!...The Oddest Things Are Sometimes The Funniest Things...I Love Flamingos But I Had Never Seen Such A Gigantic Flamingo Pool Floaty...OMG!...I Just Burst Out Laughing!...What A Funny & Odd Sight!...A Perfect Scrapping Moment For This Challenge!...

    *For My Flamingo Floaty Funny Layout-I Used:Bright Days-Mommyish

    [​IMG]
     
  17. tinkerbell1112

    tinkerbell1112 Offical Ambassador of the Magic Kingdom

    Messages:
    1,638
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Turning ourselves into emojis of sorts made us laugh (and still does)
    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  18. jaye

    jaye My other car is a Zamboni!

    Messages:
    2,848
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    here's mine, a sad and happy memory with the kindness of others.
    [​IMG]
     
    Justagirl likes this.
  19. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

    Messages:
    757
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2016
  20. garrynkim

    garrynkim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    441
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017

Share This Page