Sometimes I wonder if journaling is really worth the effort. After all, no one is going to read it, and in some cases I'd prefer no one read it ever! However, I read it, and I always find it nice to go back and realize how far I've come on issues I feel never seem to be resolved. I also enjoy the wonderful memories I recorded "in present time" vs looking back.
So, this bleak February day, if you have an old journal you've got stashed away somewhere, go dig it out, read your thoughts from that time and marvel how far you've come. Every day is a new and wonderful day, even on the darkest day something wonderful will come from it.
Now, you ready to journal again? I know I'm back at it as I begin a new year - even on this bleak, rainy day.