When writing my book, "538: Murder, Suicide and A Mother’s Love," I chose to include a diary as the latter part of the book. I believe that it is important to journal or keep a daily diary. When the book was finished I prepared a sample diary as a give-away. I shared this give-away with my granddaughters and asked for their assistance in its preparation. My eldest granddaughter drew the sunflowers that are depicted inside the front cover and subsequent pages. She also wrote a prepared summary of what it means to journal. I would like to share this with you:
I am in the process of putting together a focus group of young girls, ages 8-12, to see how they feel about journaling. I would like to teach them to journal and afford them a place to share their feelings. Hopefully, this will build a life-long positive behavior that will become rewarding and valued when they look back many years later. If you have any thoughts on this topic, please share. I’d love your input.