Project Alicia

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DAY 25

"Your journal is your autobiography, so it should be kept carefully. You are unique, and there may be incidents in your experience that are more noble and praiseworthy in their way than those recorded in any other life."
-Spencer W. Kimball, New Era Dec 1980

Starting the first Sunday of the year our time slot for church changed so we now have much more free time in the afternoon. To help fill the time with productive activities I asked the children to either write a letter to a loved one or write in their journals right after church. The first Sunday there were lots of moans and groans, but since then they have come to accept the task. They don't have nice journals yet so they have just been writing in notebooks. When I was about 8 or 9 years old I kept a journal. It is so fun to go back and reread the thoughts I had at that age. It has become such a treasure to me. I hope that one day Connor and Camille will see it as a treasure as well and not just a chore their mother made them do.

1 comment:

  1. That is a wonderful idea. I remember keeping my journal when I was that age too. It has been ages since I have read it. I should pull it out.