In this fast paced digital world we live in, it's important to know that there is still something so incredibly beautiful about the written word. The idea of taking time to put pen to paper and let your thoughts and ideas flow out onto a page. Whether in a daily diary, or a memory journal, a doodle pad or a wish book... it is so calming to just get the contents out of your mind and down onto a clean white page. I really love journals with soft leather covers, all sorts of sensory pleasure all mixed into one... the smell of the rich leather, the smooth touch, watching the words. Sometimes drawing a picture with it, sometimes gluing in a picture... Try it... it's easier to do than you might think. I keep a small zippered pouch full of colored pencils, an eraser, and my thin lined pens handy in case I find myself somewhere with time to kill. A beautiful notebook, a pen, and some pencils, a few hours in your favorite place, try it and see what happens.