Why a Journal?


From what everyone tells me, my grandfather was a wonderful man.  Everyone I speak to ….


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25 thoughts on “Why a Journal?

  1. Jacy's Proverb says:

    Sweet story and great insights! There is something very special about holding a Bible that has been read thoroughly.

  2. Nin Ashmore says:

    This is a great post. It’s a blessing to write the things that happen in our life. My journal is a combination of things. It is a gratitude journal. I try to write at least 5 things I’m thankful for usually from the previous day.

    It is a devotional journal. If a scripture stands out to me in my bible reading, often I’ll write it in my journal and I may write my thoughts about it.

    It is a journal of prayers and dreams.

    It is a journal about life.

    I like to buy a beautiful journal to write beautiful thoughts in.

    I understand how you were disappointed not to find some of Grandpa’s notes in his Bible to get a little insight of who he was.

    We are so blessed of the Lord, it is good to write of it.

    • Thank you so much. I go a little over board sometimes when I become passionate about a subject. Right now I have a prayer journal, a daily note taking pad, a idea journal, and a daily tracking and discipline journal. I need to consolidate them into one. I just haven’t found a realistic way yet.

  3. eggyolk0830 says:

    A really nice read. Thanks for connecting with me and my blog. Have a great day!

  4. fromkto5 says:

    I’m new to your blog! Hello! Loved this post. It was the whole reason I started a blog! I’ve always written things down, but I’ve lost a lot because of the organization I lacked. Blogging will help me.

    When I was cleaning out my mom’s house preparing to move her to a nursing home a year ago, I found a book my grandfather had written and self-published. I DO remember much about him, and have missed him so much since his passing. I sat down on the floor in the big messy room I was cleaning, and I just started to read. I read and read and could hear him speak all of those words. It was such a gift!

  5. Wow. That sounds amazing and incredible to hear. Thanks for the compliment also.

  6. Great thought here about journaling. When my husband was in an accident 7 years ago someone told me to start a journal. I didn’t go buy one but have been putting everything down as email updates and a devotional I wrote called Thought for the Day. The end of last year I started blogging as my way of journaling. Thank you for this post. I look forward to following your posts.

  7. Kaye says:

    I do keep a personal journal. Thank you for following. I’m following back.

  8. Nice post, and journaling is so helpful in lots of ways. It can fuel creativity, and help to calm the mind.

  9. joshsherin says:

    Great post Cranston, I have found keeping a journal was extremely successful for my weight loss. Not so much writing down calories and other nutritional information, but rather documenting the good and bad decisions I have made throughout the day.

  10. savurbks says:

    I also journal back and forth with my children (in the same notebook); it is amazing to hear their dreams, thoughts and ideas…it is a priceless item I will safely tuck away for them! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. calajury says:

    Very nice!

  13. Tom Heuerman says:

    My father wrote several manuscripts about his life in his 80’s. I wrote a daily journal during a decade of great changes in my life. I’ve written essays, book manuscripts, and recently published two e-book, which I intended to be for future generations of my family who might want to know more about my life

    Every life is fascinating and should be told.

  14. kcg1974 says:

    How lucky you were. How lucky you are. He’s still with you..

  15. witzshared says:

    Great story and I understand your sorrow. I was very lucky and was able to learn and discuss life with my grandfather until my early 20’s when he left us and I still, 40 years later hear his voice in my head when I run into situations still giving advice. You hit the nail on the head Cranston, a journal is an awesome device for work as well. I always kept a 3×5 spiral pad in my back pocket so I could write down situations as they happened and how I handled it for future reference. It helps to track employees doing good things as well so you have information when writing a yearly review. They now sit in a pile where I still reference them for blog material and dealing with life.

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