President Eyring quotes President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) as saying that “journals are a way of counting our blessings and of leaving an inventory of these blessings for our posterity.” In general conference in October 2012, President Thomas S. Monson gave his testimony of journal writing. He shared some experiences from his life, adding, “My daily journal, kept over all these years, has helped provide some specifics which I most likely would not otherwise be able to recount.” He counseled, “Take an inventory of your life and look specifically for the blessings, large and small, you have received” (“Consider the Blessings,” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 86). Work at following the counsel of these prophets and set goals to write in your journal.

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