A few months ago I was asked to speak to a group of young ladies and their mothers about journal keeping. What a great time I had with these cute girls. My theme was a quote from Hans Christian Andersen, "Life Itself Is The Greatest Fairytale of All". Well, he should know having written quite a few classic fairytales.
The sad fact of our day of texts and e-mails is that we have fewer and fewer personal written words in a journal or a letter to a special friend or loved one. Where are the day to day records of life? Some of the best books that have been written have contained information from another period of time. Those interesting tidbits come from from personal letters and journals. Where is the proof to another generation that life was wonderful for us unless we record it? I love to read letters from my grandmas and grandpas to their kids. And what a treasure it is to read letters between my mom and dad during WWII.
If you haven't started or need some motivation here are a few ideas to make the process fun.
Deadline four days :)