I discovered long ago 'voicing" my thoughts through handwriting, clarity was often found in the moment of personal reflection and decisions. Journaling has been such a huge personal benefit in my private world for many years. I literally have stacks of journals crammed full of my life lessons as it was well modeled by my father.
A counselor once told me the habit of journaling created powerful growth patterns in mental processing circumstances, inner questions, personal challenges, solutions found, wins listed, impacting quotes, teachings, heartfelt prayers, bible meditations, & music lyrics.
I have read with interest recent studies, listened to conversational podcasts, and multiple resources bringing this age old lifestyle pattern back into vogue. In my daily habits, writing is considered high value to document personal vision with insight & reflection.
I am privileged to hold my fathers journals written through part of his adult years 1950-1990's, cherishing them deeply. I love the authenticity by which he wrote, to see how he would think, process, reflect, reach for resources, he was never satisfied to remain stuck or stale. He did not sugar coat painful experiences, neither did he allow himself to wallow in self pity or victim status. In his 80's he was still eager to learn new talents, share love and care to the lives of many others. Whether it be international mission work, entrepreneurial craftsmanship, cherishing your wife over 50 years, loving your family, loyalty to friends, adventure to discover nature, & in your lifetime service of others.
Favorite Foods... Eggs every morning & Steak at the "The Sizzlers"
Favorite Music... Anything my Mom would play on piano or organ.
I wish to honor his memory today, my Fathers birthday on Feb 24 having passed many years ago.
"Thanks Daddy, you are so lovingly missed & remembered, your true legacy lives on....."
" ..Some great occasion will depend on what we are.. the result of previous years of self-discipline"
-H.P Lidden "The Law of Reflection" The 15 Invaluable Law of Growth - John C Maxwell
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.