As the holidays are quickly approaching, I’ve had many requests for my handmade journals to give as gifts, wine journals, prayer journals, memory journals. Scroll back a couple weeks and read about the journal given to a friend’s grandmother shortly before she passed away. (Journal Thoughts) You can read excerpts hand-written, unedited except for her own scratching out, lovingly captured on paper for her family to treasure, and they certainly do.
Here are some additional leading questions to ask in just such a memory type journal. Again I apologize for not knowing the source as I copied the list of interesting questions years ago from somewhere so I could use them in journals given to my own family members. They go a little beyond the “favorites” type questions (color, food, holiday, etc.) which can say so much, but get a bit more personal.
: What would you say is the most inportant part of your life right now?
: What is somethng you wish you could do everyday?
: What phrases do you say every day that are unique to your personality?
:What are your favorite words to live by?
: Do you pray?
: Have you ever been to a place that made you feel closer to heaven?
: What ten things do you almost always buy when you go to the grocery store?
: What have you wondered about from time to time when you were a child that you still have not learned the answer to?
: What character traits and talents do you think you passed on to your children?
: What unique traits do each of your children possess?
: Explain the kind of love that you feel for your children.