In the great ocean of printed words and spoken discourses we have available to us, the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have left no uncertainty as to the value of keeping a journal. Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, related a personal experience in this regard in the October 2007 General Conference. He said:
“I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I kept at it, something began to happen. As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done.”
– Henry B. Eyring, October 2007 General Conference, “O Remember, Remember”
Who would not benefit from such a practice? Who would not want to see Heavenly Father’s hand more clearly in their life?