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Why Diary?
By Jim Sher
Most of us might care less where our ancestors came from. Have you ever wondered what your grandparents and great grandparents were doing and how they lived their lives at the time? There are so many interesting questions that remain unanswered. I personally would love to know of my own. ††
†††† Many unanswered questions brought me to begin to write my own diary such as how come my parents never took pictures together when they were alive? What did I like and what did I do when I was a baby, and so forth. I don't want my children to be like me, without having any clues or knowledge of it. Now days, digital cameras and video camcorders are very convenient and useful tools that are available to record or write online. But I still prefer my diary in my old fashion way of writing for better details and a more personal value.††††

The importance of writing a personal diary or journal is your ability to regularly write down your thoughts, events, plans, challenges, frustrations, loves and successes in one because it will become your greatest teacher about who you are in the world and why your life is the way that it is. A personal diary truly is the hidden key to personal growth and self-discovery and the sooner you start one, the quicker you will find this out for yourself. You need to spend time thinking about what you want your journal to do for you and how you want it to make a difference to your life. That way you will find writing in your journal is a pleasurable experience rather than a chore and picking it up to write in it will become as natural as brushing your teeth. And there is no set rules to write it.††††

Life is too short!† For the sake of our children and future generations, why not start writing your diary now? Itís priceless and gives a life time memory.