28 Journal Writing Prompt for February

It’s February! Are you ready to continue writing in your journal? Do you need inspiration to get you going? If the answer is yes, check out February’s journal writing prompts.

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  1. How did January 2023 go for you? Your family? Your friends? Work? School? Other commitments? Write about your highs and lows for the month.
  2. What do you hope to accomplish this month? Write 5 goals.
  3. Write about your goals for the rest of 2023.
  4. How are your resolutions for 2023 going? Are you still sticking to your goals? Why or why not?
  5. Free write for 20 minutes.
  6. Create a grateful list.
  7. What is one thing that made you laugh today? Why was it so funny?
  8. Write about a recent dream. What do you think the dream means?
  9. What is going well in your personal life right now? Why do you feel this is important?
  10. What areas in your life could use improvement? Write out a plan to work toward improving yourself in this area.
  11. Make a list of people (friends, family, co-workers) who you see on a daily basis or spend a significant amount of time with. How do these people influence you? Your moods? Your actions?
  12. Write about your fears? Do your worries affect your behavior? Why or why not?
  13. What steps can you take to alleviate your fears?
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day! Write about your day! Did you celebrate?
  15. What are your bad habits? Are you taking steps to eliminate them? What are you doing to change them?
  16. Are you making healthy choices right now? In what ways can you improve your health? Even small changes impact your overall health.
  17. Name a skill or hobby you want to learn. What is stopping you?
  18. What trips are you hoping to take in 2023? Make a list. Even if the trips are small, create a bucket list for travel.
  19. What was your favorite trip in 2022? Why was the trip so memorable?
  20. What was your least favorite trip in 2022? Why did you not enjoy yourself?
  21. If you were a time traveler, where would you go? Why?
  22. Write about your top five strengths. Why do these attributes stick out the most to you?
  23. In your opinion, what attributes do you associate with being a good friend? Do you feel you are a good friend to others? Why or why not?
  24. What past personal events do you need to forgive yourself for? Why are these activities or actions still bothering you today? What can you do to start moving forward with peace for these actions?
  25. Do you believe you are a truth-seeker? Why or why not?
  26. Describe your religious or spiritual views? Have they changed over the years? Why or why not?
  27. What did you do just for yourself today? Last week? Last month? Last year? Describe in detail.
  28. Do you feel you are the same person as last year? Five years ago? 10 years ago? Do you plan to make changes this year? Why?

Happy February! Happy Writing!

Photo Prompts for February 2023

Welcome, February! Are you ready to photograph the shortest month of the year? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for February.

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  1. Selfie to start February 2023
  2. Dusk
  3. Music
  4. Colors
  5. Stree
  6. Upside Down
  7. Movement
  8. Transportation
  9. Water
  10. Artsy
  11. Pathways
  12. Large
  13. Tiny
  14. Valentine’s Day
  15. Historic
  16. Food
  17. Hats
  18. Travel 
  19. Nature
  20. Trees
  21. Favorites
  22. Youth
  23. Mirrored Image
  24. Dreamy
  25. Black & White
  26. Friendship
  27. Whimsy
  28. Photographer’s Choice

Have a fantastic month! Take lots of photos!

Drawing Prompts for February 2023

February is here! Are you ready to get creative?  Drawing is a great artistic outlet! Use your imagination to create unique drawings. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Ground Hog
  3. Mushrooms
  4. Fairies
  5. Gnomes
  6. Mystery
  7. Stamp
  8. Candy Store
  9. Eyes
  10. Silhouette
  11. Dots
  12. Football
  13. Friendship
  14. Valentine’s Day
  15. Sea Creatures
  16. Patterns
  17. Dragons
  18. Birdhouse
  19. Birds
  20. Presidents
  21. Key
  22. Alike
  23. Different
  24. Dinosaur
  25. Signs
  26. Animal
  27. Colorful
  28. Different

Happy Drawing!

Photo Prompts for January

Happy January! Happy 2023! Are you ready to get creative? Grab your camera or cell phone and go! If you need inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for January.

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  1. First Selfie of 2023
  2. New Beginnings
  3. Sunrise or Sunset
  4. Nature
  5. Birds
  6. Motion
  7. Small
  8. Bubbles
  9. Large
  10. Eagle
  11. Historic
  12. Patterns
  13. Textures
  14. Shapes
  15. Hats
  16. Equality
  17. Shadows
  18. Reflective
  19. Black and White
  20. Friendship
  21. Out the Window
  22. Brick or Stone
  23. Water
  24. Clouds
  25. City
  26. Country
  27. Landmark
  28. Paths
  29. Opposite
  30. Family
  31. Photographer’s Choice

Have a fantastic month!

36 Quotes to Celebrate the New Year

Do you need a last-minute quote to add to a New Year’s Eve social media post? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following quotes to celebrate the new year.

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  1. “Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself.” – Unknown
  2. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
  3. “In this new year, be grateful that has given you victory over many things over the past year.” – Steven M. Hitchcock
  4. “You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “A worthy New Year’s resolution, perhaps, is to take no hatred into the New Year without requiring it to restate its purpose.” – Robert Brault
  6. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.” – Ellen Goodman
  8. “New Year = A New Life! Decide today who you will become, what you will give how you will live.” – Anthony Robbins
  9. “Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” – Michael Josephson
  10. “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — William E. Vaughan
  11. “Be grateful to God, every year you live.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  12. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” —Oprah Winfrey
  13. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” – Michael Altshuler
  14. “This year’s boo, at midnight turns to a footnote in the next.”  – Terri Guillemets
  15. “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” – Johnathon Huie
  16. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” —Robin Sharma
  17. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” ―Josiyah Martin
  18. “The best is yet to come.” – Frank Sinatra
  19. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —J.P. Morgan
  20. “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately, we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt
  21. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” —Melody Beattie
  22. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” —Nido Qubein
  23. “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” —Charles Lamb
  24. “New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future.” – Munia Khan
  25. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  26. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha
  27. “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
  28. “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” —Vern McLellan
  29. “You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” – Hillary DePiano
  30. “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson
  31. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” –  T.S. Eliot
  32. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates
  33. “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” – Unknown
  34. “Don’t make plans. Make options.” —Jennifer Aniston
  35. “Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.” Avia Celeste

Happy New Year!

51 Hashtags for New Year’s Eve

Are you ready to ring in 2023? If you want to draw extra attention to your social media posts, check out the following hashtags for New Year’s Eve.

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  1. #NewYearsEve
  2. #HappyNewYear
  3. #HappyNewYearToAll
  4. #HappyNewYear2023
  5. #NewYear2023
  6. #Welcome2023
  7. #NYE
  8. #CountDowntoMidnight
  9. #MidnightToast
  10. #MidnightKiss
  11. #MidnightWish
  12. #BringOnTheNewYear
  13. #BringOn2023
  14. #2023
  15. #RockinNewYear
  16. #Bye2022
  17. #GoodBye2022
  18. #NewYearsEveFun
  19. #NewYearsEveAtHome
  20. #Family
  21. #Friends
  22. #FamilyNewYearsParty
  23. #NewYearsEveParty
  24. #Celebrate
  25. #CelebrateSafely
  26. #NewYearsResolution
  27. #NewYearNewMe
  28. #DoneWith2022
  29. #NewYearsGoal
  30. #Dec31
  31. #Jan1
  32. #NewYearsCelebration
  33. #Fun
  34. #Cheers
  35. #DesignatedDriver
  36. #PartySafe
  37. #PartyTime
  38. #NewYearsStyle
  39. #NewYearsNails
  40. #NewYearsDecor
  41. #NewYearsWithMyLove
  42. #NewYearsProposal
  43. #ISaidYes
  44. #NewYearsCouple
  45. #NewYearsSelfie
  46. #NewYearStillSingle
  47. #NewYearsLove
  48. #NewYearsBlessing
  49. #Love
  50. #FirstHikeOfTheNewYear
  51. #NewYearsDay

Have a great New Year’s Eve! Stay safe!

77 Christmas Show to Watch on Family Movie Night

The week before Christmas is always busy. Take time to enjoy your favorite Christmas movies with your family. Yes, you and your cat count as a family. Make your favorite snack, order pizza, or sip hot cocoa from a Christmas mug. If you are searching for inspiration on what to watch, check out the following Christmas shows for your family movie night?

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  1. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) (Disney+)
  2. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
  3. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
  4. Let It Snow (2019)
  5. Spirited (2022)
  6. Dr. Suess: The Grinch (2018)
  7. LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
  8. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (2012)
  9. Klaus (2019) (Netflix)
  10. Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas and Other Stories
  11. Scrooge (1951)
  12. Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  13. A Christmas Prince (2017)
  14. Sesame Street: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (2016)
  15. Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  16. All I Want for Christmas is You (2017)
  17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  18. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  19. Elf (2013)
  20. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)
  21. Shrek the Halls (2007)
  22. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
  23. Arthur Christmas (2011)
  24. The Polar Express (2004)
  25. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  26. The Muppet’s Christmas Carol (1992)
  27. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
  28. The Star (2017)
  29. The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)
  30. A Christmas Story (1983)
  31. A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)
  32. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  33. Noelle (2019)
  34. Prep & Landing (2009)
  35. Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
  36. Duck the Halls (2016)
  37. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
  38. Merry Christmas Olivia
  39. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  40. Trolls Holiday (2017)
  41. Home Alone (1990)
  42. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  43. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
  44. A Year Without Santa Claus (1974)
  45. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
  46. Deck the Halls (2006)
  47. The Claus Family (2021)
  48. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
  49. Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure
  50. Santa Buddies (2009)
  51. Fred Claus (2017)
  52. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  53. The Santa Claus Movies
  54. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
  55. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
  56. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
  57. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
  58. The Christmas Chronicles 2
  59. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  60. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  61. DreamWorks: Home for the Holidays (2017)
  62. The Christmas Project (2016)
  63. Annabelle’s Wish (1997)
  64. Prancer (1989)
  65. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
  66. Santa’s Apprentice (2015)
  67. Emmet Otters Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
  68. 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
  69. The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  70. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
  71. Nester the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)
  72. Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (2021)
  73. Jack Frost
  74. Casper’s Haunted Christmas
  75. Babes in Toyland (1986)
  76. Angela’s Christmas (2018)
  77. White Christmas (1954)

Happy watching! Merry Christmas!

30 Quotes for Christmas 2022

Do you love the Christmas season? If you are searching for inspiration to add to your website, social media posts, or blog, check out the following quotes for Christmas.

  1. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  2. “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”  – Alexander Smith
  3. “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” – Washington Irving
  4. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken
  5. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron
  6. “The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.” – Andy Rooney
  7. “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  8. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Will Ferrell
  9. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in your living room.” – Nora Roberts
  10. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hills
  11. “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” -Tom Baker
  12. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie
  13. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schultz
  14. “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp
  15. “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope
  16. “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” – Ann Garnett Schultz
  17. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” – Edward Pola and George Wyle
  18. “As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
  19. “Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” – Dale Evans
  20. “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens
  21. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
  22. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere
  23. “Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.” – Mo Rocca
  24. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin
  25. “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It’s discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
  26. “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro
  27. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”   – Romans 15:13
  28. “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” – Valentine Davies
  29. “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi
  30. “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” – Donald E. Westlake

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Season Edition: How to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown

The Christmas season is a great time to be a hometown tourist. The first snow, holiday decorations, and community events are perfect for going on an adventure close to home. Make the season more festive by taking time out of your busy schedule to explore your hometown. If you need inspiration on how to be a tourist in your hometown at Christmas, check out the following for ideas.

Check Community Events

When was the last time you spent an afternoon or entire day being a tourist in your hometown or closest major city?

  • Start by researching your hometown for upcoming events.
  • Look for anything new that interests you. But do not hesitate to check out events that are new. Trying something different is a great way to grow and meet new people.
  • Join social media groups that focus on your hometown, nearby cities, or county. The shared information from other group members is a great resource.

Check for Christmas Season Events

The Christmas season brings new events to many communities.

  • Christmas tree lighting ceremonies.
  • Candlelight services
  • Church events
  • Live Nativity scenes
  • Christmas caroling
  • Festival of Trees
  • Christmas light decorating contests. (Many community pages will post a map to view the best lights in your town).
  • Christmas parades
  • Christmas community concerts or plays
  • Christmas Fairs
  • Go to a Christmas Market
  • Christmas craft shows or holiday bazaars

Create a Local Christmas Bucket List

Go ahead and make a bucket list for your hometown or nearby neighborhood. If you are going with family and friends, create the list together. Travel buddies are a great way to enjoy your hometown Christmas experience,

  • Check out new restaurants, revisit childhood favorites, go to art galleries, historical sites, or other interesting Christmas events.
  • Considering taking a different mode of transportation to get around your hometown. If the weather is good, consider walking.
  • Use coupons to save money which is a bonus during the holiday season. Also, many coupons use free items as an incentive for customers to spend a specific amount of money. Small trinkets or Christmas ornaments are a fun part of the shopping experience.
  • Take hometown tours.

Document Your Christmas-Themed Travels

Grab your camera or use your phone to document your hometown Christmas experience.

  • Go to your local café for a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea. Sit and jot notes in a journal about your day’s adventure.
  • Buy postcards and write about adventures on the back.
  • Take lots of photos. Even if you pass the place every day while going to work or running errands, stop and snap a photo. Try different angles.  
  • Create a Christmas scrapbook. Use your photos, postcards, sales receipts, business cards, and notes to make lasting memories of your hometown Christmas adventures.

Enjoy your journey! Merry Christmas!

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