Journal Prompt: What is the biggest surprise that you have had in your life?
One of the biggest surprises in my life was the way in which my husband formally proposed. We had talked about marriage and I knew we were going to get married, but I didn’t know when he would actually ask me. I never would have guessed that it would be in front of my entire family at Christmas time! He wrapped up a CD Case – so I of course, thought his present was going to be music. I opened it up, and it was a blank CD Case with a small note inside that said “Turn around.” I turned around and Joey was on one knee and he asked me to marry him. I hurled myself into his arms and was quite embarrassed when I realized that I didn’t even answer him! Of course I told him Yes.
Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don’t write in your journal regularly – I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.
Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn’t matter how you do this – it’s just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.