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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Journal Writing

Did you want to start a journal but didn't have any ideas to help you put pen to paper? Here are lots.

I believe I found this list at website with "acucore" in the name, I think, but it seems to be broken and I deleted the address before checking it. Sorry. Red face here.

You might try googling "Journal Jars". You will find many more.


Describe a favorite childhood friend and some things you did with her.

Where did you live as a child? (city, country, suburb, etc)

How many brother and sisters do you have? Describe them. Tell a story about you and each of them.

What things do you enjoy doing today that you also enjoyed as a child? Describe then and now differences, etc.

What color was your house, your bedroom, your living room as a child?

Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family as a child, how did you decorate it, when did you put it up, etc.

Tell about any exciting experiences in scouting, etc.

Tell about your mother, personality, characteristics, stature, talents, family stories about her, etc.

Describe your Sundays as a mother.

What is the most important lesson, message, or advice you've learned that you'd like to pass on for others to profit by?

Describe a trip downtown as a youngster.

Tell about your teenage social life. Your friends, dances, movies, dating, church, etc.

What are your favorite: colors, flowers, food, activities, hobbies?

Do you remember any special feelings you had as a child? Fears, fantasies, etc.?

Describe the downtown of your childhood at Christmas time.

Describe your favorite dress/outfit..as a youth.

Tell about your favorite Aunt.

Tell about any ancestors you know about (dates, names, etc.) For historical purposes, add any stoires about them.

What church callings have you had? Which did you enjoy the most?

Tell something about each of your children, their personalities, their talents, their traits.

Tell about a frustrating experience you've had with a car.

Describe a childhood birthday.

How do you feel about winning? Losing?

Tell about family reunions.

Tell about each of your children: names, birthdates, and where, doctor, circumstances surrounding birth, characteristics and differences, raising them in your home, problems, joys, sorrow, accomplishments, etc.

What are you frightened of? Why?

Have you met or worked with any famous people? Where? When?

Did you receive your education somewhere other than school?

What are your most precious and deeply embedded values?

Describe your mother's wedding dress. What do you know about her wedding?

Describe a favorite vacation in your married years.

What is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to you? The worst?

If you could be an animal, which one would you choose and why?

Where is the most exciting place you have ever been to? What made it exciting?

What is the biggest lesson in life you found to be true?

What would you like to be remembered for?

Describe a childhood Christmas.

What were your fears, expectations, anticpations about getting married?

Did you go to college or have a vocational training? Where and when?

One word on how to live successfully.

What personality trait do you admire most and why?

How did you become engaged?

Did you and your father share any interests? Tell about your relationship.

What do you think about movies? What is your favorite movie and why?

Tell about a special date you had with a boyfirnd, your fiance. Describe a typical day during your high school years.

What is your greatest joy? Your greatest sorrow? Your greatest desire?

Tell about handed-down talents: food, clothespin dolls, willow whistles, pottery, quitling, whittling, meat drying, etc.

Did you have a favorite TV show as a child or youth? Describe it.

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