Sunday, October 02, 2011
Do you hear voices from the past?
I found a wonderful video speaking to the importance of writing down one's thoughts. A journal/diary allow you to express your thoughts, dreams, disappointments, heartaches, and much more. There are many kind of journals such food journals, exercise journals, personal journals, and personal study journals. Journals/diaries let you record your life as it happens. You will be amazed at the growth you see in yourself as you read back through some of your prior entries into your journal. You don't have to journal every day, or every other day; just write down your thought when you want to remember something. If you don't write down your thoughts, they are quickly forgotten. I have read some of the things that I have written in the past and think, "Wow, did I really think that way?" I have also enjoyed reading some of the journals of some of my ancestors. Many of the things were about their day to day life, which we all experience. The one thought that stand out when I read them, is that they are not so different from me. They had dreams, joys, trials, etc, just like me. Reading their thoughts on how they dealt with their life inspires me. There may be several years that separate us, but they still can provide encouragement and insight into life that I have not experience; thus I can learn from their experiences.
If you need help getting started, please let me know and I will send you a link to a document that provides you with ideas on how to journal or write your life history. Just post your request below in the comments section to this post. Enjoy the video.
Posted by Jennifer Jackson at Sunday, October 02, 2011