Hello Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My Blue Monday post this week is about my journals of blue that I am currently keeping. Both are Italian Florentine leather journals:
I have been journaling on and off since I was around 15 years old. Over the years, I have filled quite a few journals (or diaries as we call it in British English). I keep different journals – one for miscellaneous and personal thoughts, one for a special family member, one for inspirational thoughts, and I hope to start one for my crafty pursuits:
I do not claim to be as faithful as I should be in keeping my diaries current, but I am inspired by the examples of these American heroes —
1. George Washington — the venerable General kept a diary EVERYDAY since his first surveying trip till the day before his death! You may read more about it here.
2. John Quincy Adams — the statesman who provided glimpses of early America, especially that of the government, through his thorough recording of events in his journals.
3. Thomas Jefferson kept a daily journal for fifty years. He kept accurate record of his gardening and of the weather.
To me, journaling is not only an exercise of discipline. It is also an act of preserving our experiences for the future generations, thus an heirloomy exercise!
Thanks for popping by! I hope you get off a stupendous start to a new week!
p.s. Oh, look! An entry in blue ink: