There is a room in our house where all junk is stored! In this context the definition of junk is, things that we don’t have time to sort out or things we have no use of at the moment. A cleaning session was long overdue for that room and I somehow got my self to start the clean-up operation.
Not knowing where to start from, I decided to leave it to fate! I choose to sort out the first thing that caught my eye. Right in front of me was this old card board box (full of dust!).
Amid a few sneezes, I managed to get around opening the box. My eyes lit up when saw what was inside.
The box contain several note books and journals written by my (late) grandfather. I was hoping to find some ‘juicy’ bits about how my grandfather met my grandma & so on! After all, the oldest diary was written in 1931.
I didn’t find what I was looking for. However, I wasn’t disappointed. The journals contained things that were even more amazing and unbelievable.
His diaries had accomplishments and facts of each of his children. Did I mention that he had 9 children! Naturally, I picked up the journal on my mother. It had the date and time she was born, the day my mother first went to school, the prizes she won etc. After browsing through several pages, I found another fact that struck me with ‘awe’. There in black and white was the date and time I was born.
Likewise I flipped through several other journals as well. The next journal I picked up was rather different from the one I just read. My grandfather was a doctor by profession and he had recorded diseases, symptoms and medicine of some patients he had treated.
Inspired by his journals, I invite you to have a journal of some sort-for yourself or a loved one. It can be digital or “old fashioned” paper. Believe me, years from now you will appreciate the time and effort spent on it.
Here are a few more ideas on what you can record,
Health - Blood pressure monitor, blood glucose level etc
Blogging – Blog statistics, contacts
Work – Accomplishments, new things learned, mistakes made
Books –reviews, excerpt , pictures
Currently, do you have a journal? what is it about?
If you don’t have one at the moment, what would you like to keep a journal on?
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