Since I was a little girl I have always heard that you should keep a journal and for the most part I did. But with time and life getting busy I found it hard to open up a journal and actually write about my day. I needed more space between writings to actually have something to write about. Then I started understanding the wonderful purpose behind a journal.
Hearing about my Grandparents and Great Grandparents and what they were like, the adventures they had, the life they lived through journals, pictures, voice recordings and video let me have a glimpse into their lives and drew me closer to them.
I now keep a family journal with a blog. An easy way to share with family and friends about the comings and going of my life but the real reason is for my children. I do it for them. So when they are older they have something to look back on, that their children can see what their grandparnets were like. Life is so precious and short in some ways that if I was to leave this world tomorrow then I would want to have something to give them and that would be my journal.
I also write to remember the tender mercies from my Heavenly Father. There are countless times in my life, whether they be big or small, where I have felt like the Lord was lifting me up, protected me in some way, blessed me with a small miracle or brought me the beautiful gift of being a mother. When I am struggling with whatever any of us struggles with, I can look back at the times where my life has been blessed, where I was happy or I got the help I needed. When you look back during dark times at ways that can help you through those trials then you will be lifted again through that trial you are going through.
Here are some fun ways to keep a journal that may fit your lifestyle.....
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