Sunday, May 27, 2012
Words For Future Generations
"This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord." -Plalms 102:18 I have been thinking about my journal writing lately. I realize that in trying to find time for everything else, I often times put off writing in my journal. I tell myself, "I'll write tomorrow." or "I'll write down the big significant events." But I have neglected it so much that even the thought to write comes less and less. It is like ignoring a prompting from the spirit, if you ignore it long enough, the Lord stops giving the promptings. At a family reunion several years ago, my Aunt and Uncle presented our family with journal excerpts from my grandmother's journal. We each took turns reading these excerpts. The things we read were not necessarily about big important events in my grandmother's life, but they were her everyday thoughts and feelings. It was so special and touching to gain insight into her life, to read about this person who has had so much influence in the lives of our family. Even the use of her vocabulary was cute. In my own journal writing, I look back at past entries and think, "There is no way I want anybody to ever read this! It is cheesy and poorly written, it makes me sound silly!" But who knows, maybe there is something in there, some little thought or event that I wrote about that could touch the lives of my posterity. So I'm making a new goal to write in my journal more. Much more!