One of the most satisfying activities I love is writing a daily email when I am on the road. It started back in the 1990s, when I was having a discussion with my personal physician. When I told him that I crossed the Berlin Wall into East Berlin at Checkpoint twice in 1971, he suggested that I document the experience and share it with friends.
That was the first of many, I repeat, many emails and stories I have shared. So, on this Fourth Day, I encourage each of you to start a diary or journal. You may decide to keep it to yourself or share it with your children or grandchildren. I also track my exercise, and major milestones.
When my son was just a little boy, we bought a “fill in the spaces” diary for my Mom. This would enable all of us to learn some things about her we would otherwise never know. Among other things, we found out her favorite color was blue (same as me), and her first trip away from home was on a train (rail travel, which I also love).
You can keep it simple, and just write emails to yourself and others. Or you can buy journal of blank pages and write to your heart’s content. If you should decide to share some of your stories, I would be pleased to read them.
But mostly, you will create a living story of your life, one that your loved ones will really appreciate.