Writing in a journal is a personal experience. Some are better at it than others. Some put deep thoughts in it, some doodle, some write only a few lines. Lesson 16 encourages us to keep a record. We are given examples of famous prophets in the scriptures who have kept their records to our benefit in these latter days. The lessons help teach the Young Women how and what to journal. I think it helps to learn of other famous people who kept a record of their lives such as Anne Frank, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Keller.
Personalize journaling for the Young Women. I brought a few examples of journals that the girl could make on a Tuesday night or at home to make their journals fun and more "them." The new Young Women beta site will make it easier to journal their Personal Progress experiences on the computer rather than hand write. We made a journal from a Mead Composition Book and covered each side entirely with a sheet of foam board and decorated them with foam stickers for Girls' Camp. Another was embellished with ribbons. For the artists in the group, altered book journals are very creative and fun. You can find some very good examples at www.jennysartspace.com/ and http://altjournaljourney.blogspot.com/.