March Journal Prompts

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‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 10)

Hi All
This is my first attempt at constructing a list of monthly journal prompts.  For inspiration and to provide something a little different from the I did a bit of research.  I gathered the following interesting facts and other assorted information and decided to include it in this post.  It gives you a bit of background and demonstrates how you too can create your own creative journal prompts.  
The Journal prompts for this month were inspiredto create journal these interesting facts and other assorted information about the month of March.  

  • March’s flower is the daffodil, which represents hope
  • The birthstone of March is the aquamarine, which symbolizes courage and bravery
  • March comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars
  • In the Northern hemisphere it is the start of spring while in the southern hemisphere it is the start of Autumn = changing seasons.
  •  The old saying “mad as a March Hare” is an English idiomatic phrase derived from the observed antics, said to occur only in the March breeding season of the European hare. Rabbits are also traditional symbols of fertility.
  • The March Hare (called Haigha in Through the Looking-Glass) is a character most famous for appearing in the tea party scene in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The main character, Alice, hypothesizes,
  •  StPatrick's Day is an annual feast day celebrating the patron saint the day is named after. StPatrick's Day is the national holiday of Ireland and is usually celebrated on March 17. StPatrick's Day has become a popular holiday in the United States. People wear green and eat corned beef and cabbage.
  • Good Friday is one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar.  It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The historical origins of the “Good” in Good Friday remain unclear, though some entomologists believe the term “good” is an archaic form of “holy.” The holiday is also known as known as Holy Friday, Great Friday and Black Friday. In Australia it is a national holiday and a state holiday in some states of America.  
  • The day before Good Friday is known as Maundy Thursday. The term “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum (commandment). The term refers to the commandment given by Jesus at the Last Supper: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34)
  •  In Medieval Europe, Christians would abstain from eating eggs and meat during Lent. Eggs laid during that time were often boiled to preserve them and were given as Easter gifts to children and servants. Some traditions claim the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus, with the shell of the egg representing the sealed tomb and cracking the shell representing the Resurrection. Christians in the Middle East and in Greece painted eggs bright red to symbolize the blood of Christ.

"The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won't be raving mad – at least not so mad as it was in March."[1]

Grab your favourite journaling supplies and find a comfy chair. You can use these prompts to journal however you like.

March Journal Prompts

  1. March is the start of a new season.  What season of life are you experiencing now?
  2. What is something you intend to start this month?
  3. The best place to be at this time of year is…
  4. List your favourite activities for this season.
  5. What is your favourite flower and what does it represent to you?
  6. What is your birthstone and what does it symbolise?
  7. Star Signs: What does your star sign say for today?  Write it in your journal and then comment at the end of the day/week about its accuracy.
  8. Use the following words as journal prompts for a ‘stream of consciousness’ entry: Hope,Courage,Bravery
  9. Gods of War – what does this mean to you given the current state of crisis in the middle east.
  10. Clip a newspaper article and paste into your journal.  Discuss its significance to you. 
  11. “Mad as a March Hare” – What is the craziest thing you have ever done or thought about doing?
  12. Fertility – Reproduction.  Relevance to you at this point of time. 
  13. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a classic.  What classics have you read? 
  14. What are you reading at the moment?  Create a ‘must read’ reading list. 
  15. What fictional character would you swap places with  
  16. St Patrick’s Day.  Imagine that you found a four-leaf clover. Write about the good luck that you might have.
  17. “People wear green and eat corned beef and cabbage.” Not keen on any of the afore mentioned clothing or food.  What are your thoughts? Describe your least favourite coloured clothing and food? 
  18. At the end of the rainbow I found… 
  19.  What’s your lucky charm – perhaps a rabbit’s foot or a four leaf clover? Maybe you have a lucky number or letter. 
  20. What are you giving up for Lent? If you don’t celebrate Lent – Have you ever given up something for someone else?  Describe what you did, the reason and how it felt? 
  21. How do you think the people lived during Jesus’s time? 
  22. What do you imagine it would have been like to be a disciple? Are you a disciple/follower of someone in particular? 
  23. At the Last Supper Jesus said “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34). Do you believe in Jesus (as a person or saviour)? 
  24. What do you think about this commandment to love one another? What does it mean to you?
  25.   How do you celebrate Good Friday with your family? Describe what you eat, what you wear, and where you go. Who celebrates with you? 
  26. Do you have an Easter tradition with your family or a friend? Describe it. How did it start?
  27.   How has Easter changed from when you were really little to now? 
  28. How do you decorate your Easter eggs? Describe the colors you use, how you dye them, and what the finished eggs look like.

Here’s to hoping that this month also brings you a little luck o’ the Irish as we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, along with Peace, hope and joy as your celebrate Easter Friday. 
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