Have you just started a diary? Maybe it seemed like a good idea on Jan. 1, or whenever you got it as a present -- but today's just an ordinary, foggy weekday. What's so great about writing in your diary today?
Well, what's ordinary today isn't going to be ordinary in a few weeks... or a few months. As I start Volume 43 of my own diary, I can vouch for that.
All I really need to remember is the date for something. Beyond that, I can look it up. But when I first started writing every night, sometimes I'd just write that "It was the same old thing" or "It was an ordinary day."
But I soon found out that those were no fun to look up!
Whether your day has been "one for the record books" or "one to slam the book on," try to get some of the facts down on paper. Then add some wishes.
What did you wish for that didn't happen?
What happened that you wished would end?
How long has something ordinary been going on?
What happened in the rest of the world? Do you wish you were there?
Are you glad for an ordinary day after a string of crazy ones? Or is it another crazy day that leaves you wishing for what was ordinary -- how long ago?
Before long, you'll be noticing more and more material... even if it's only to think "Oh, I want to put that in my diary -- and I want to do it right now!"
Happy writing, fellow diarists!
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