A Sky Full of Dreams

Big Enough

A day in the #sky/ leaping towards us/ A gust of #wind/ and the #dog becomes/ Another form to alert our/ #imagination/ A sky full of #dreams/ Big enough to cover the #World/ Everybody can have a go/ if they could only look up/ instead of down — Pat 10-7-97 from Sketch Journal circa 1997


Never, Never, Never GIVE UP!


Follow your dreams — whatever it takes.

Never, never, never give up.

— Ray Haas

Map Out Your Dreams


Keep Dreaming



Bloom Where You Damn Well Please!


Bloom where you damn well please! Grow your garden; grow your dreams. You’ll need:
* good soil (a safe place to create)
* water (support system to nourish and quench your thirst — you can be your own support system — just take the steps necessary to understand how often you need to be “watered” and/or understand the “weather” patterns of rain and moisture. Otherwise, our dreams dry up.)
* fertilizer  (surround yourself with people who give you “nutrients” to grow and keep at it. Don’t give up. One micro step multiplied by many equals a big movement (step) towards your Big Idea/Dream.)
* Seeds (an amazing death starts as a seed. It has to be planted in order to grow. But you have to prepare your garden first  — prepare the soil, gather the right fertilizers, and know your cycle of creativity, productivity, etc.

Bloom on badass — you’re doing amazing things!


And of course, somethings grow best in the wild.

Moral of story — know your soil. That’s you. You’re the essential ingredient to a beautiful, abundant garden.

Happy Sunday! Hope you have a great week. New journal signature posts from The Original Journal coming Monday – Friday. Weekends are general muse posts.

Thank you for following The Original Journal and your support and muse.


♡ Journal Your Journey ♡
☆ With Love & Muse,
MemoMuse (Creator of The Original Journal and general muse maker)

There Are No Supposed To’s — We’re Making This Up as We Go Along

Happy Friday Ya’ll!

Since it’s Friday, we thought this would be a good post…

Have a great weekend.  We love B.C.J. (Beer Coaster Journals) at The Original Journal.

There are no to's...
There are no tos…

There are no supposed tos — we’re making this up as we go along.

– Charly

As far as the beer coaster on the right goes — truth!  Pizza and beer is awesome.  Hope you have a great weekend. Tune in Monday for a fresh pressed post.

What’s on your To Do list? This is the OJ’s for the weekend:

1. Have fun

2. Get some journal signatures

3. Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.

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Will you sign the journal? Journal Your Journey…

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Don’t Let Dark Thoughts…

don't let dark thoughts...
don’t let dark thoughts…

don’t let dark thoughts stop your dreams follow your heart.

– Natasha

Combo Pack: Turtles, Joy, Bathrooms, Sweat

Combo Pack
Combo Pack

These are signatures from the current Original Journal I am carrying around now. I used the iPad app, Instacollage.  Which one do you like better?  This is the same photo (collage) just with a different frame.

Combo Pack (with scratch frame)
Combo Pack (with scratch frame)

Have a great day. My favorite quote from today’s Combo Pack is John’s:

“Keep focus on your joys of life instead of hate.”  – John

I hope that journal signer is happy. I truly wish him every happiness in life. He’s a good kid.

Also, journal signer, Maggie, needs some special thoughts and prayers today as she is going through some heart wrenching stuff. Keep her family and her big Grateful heart in your thoughts today. Please and thank you.