I received my first blank journal when I was 8 years old. From that day forward I went through fazes of how regularly I wrote in it, but between all of my journals, I have precious memories that would long be forgotten had I not taken the time to write them down.
It seems that now that a lot of people blog or do social networking, a written journal is becoming less favorable, but what if you only wrote a sentence a day?
How descriptive of your life is your Facebook status? Usually, Facebook users write a short, easy to understand description of what they are doing or what happened to them that day. Sadly, 20 years down the road you won't be able to log onto Facebook and see all of your favorite status'. If something in your life is worthy enough to be shared with all 592 of your "friends," couldn't it be worthy enough to share with your children and grandchildren?
All you have to do is keep a journal next to your computer and write down that status with the date. If you feel it needs more description for you to understand, add that. This is an easy way to record little glimpses into your life. Or, you could just copy and paste your status into a computer journal and print that out occasionally. I have been doing this for a few months and have had so much fun with it. I still go in my journal and write longer entries, but this is short and simple!
I'm linking up to Homemaker Monday @ 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven, Market Yourself Monday @ Sumos Sweet Stuff, and Works For Me Wednesday @ We Are That Family.