Think of the journal/writing process as a gift to yourself and your family. Blessings will come by remembering people and experiences that impacted your life. Sharing with family will help them to know you better, and you will start to know yourself better. No time for writer’s block. I will send you occasional prompts. Write and have fun. Then just file your writing in chronological order. If you are not a writer, share your experiences with a friend.
*Share your memories of 911.
I was working at the Wichita VA when we saw the tragedy unfold on television. The following day and for several years (until I moved to Arizona) on 911 a few of us were on Kellogg avenue in front of the VA, proudly waving our flag at the cars that drove by. Working at the VA was never the same.
The tragedies of September 11 only strengthened my love for the Veterans in our care, and the numerous young men and women that joined the military. It made me want to hold my loved ones even closer. My priorities changed. I was determined not to let the horrors of this national tragedy shadow over my life. I am going to do the things I want to do, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. Now our travels consist of renewing those “friendships of the heart!”
I thank God everyday that I live in the USA. Dana