We scanned through journal entries for 2014. How grateful and thankful we are!
At the end of most days I take 5 to 10 minutes to chronicle the day’s activities, news or thoughts. As I re-read the entries my appreciation for God’s goodness increases. When I scan a year’s worth of journaling, of watering roses, replacing wiper blades and visiting dear ones I reflect with appreciation.
Our memories are such frail things. How quickly we may forget! 2014 included little things like moving to Abilene, TX and big things like loading a shipping container with relief supplies for Africa.
By keeping a daily journal I can revisit the blessings of a good tax return, moving furniture at Camp Barkeley or prophetic words of encouragement.
Moses kept a journal. The priests and kings of Israel did the same. It was good that King Ahasuerus kept one. Esther and the Jews of Persia were saved because of it.
I encourage you to preserve the blessings of God by keeping a daily journal. You may do it on paper or on computer (backed up). It takes only a few moments each day but preserves a lifetime of perspective for you, and perhaps for your generations.
So, record the dream of the night, what was for breakfast, the answer to prayer, the surprise visitor, the grief or joy of the day. This little investment will bring big returns.
“The weakest ink is better than the strongest memory.” – Chinese Proverb.
Steven C Johnson