When you think of the word journal, what do you think of? You might think of a diary. You might think of a place to write down your thoughts. Or you might think of a place that you can start the great American novel. Well, journals are all three of these things and they are something that just about anyone can use. Listed below are a few occasions that you might want to give someone a journal and why they make such a great gift.
- Graduation - One of the greatest reasons to give someone a journal is for graduation. The reason is that whether they are graduating from high school or from college, they are making a transition and chances are that they have a lot of thoughts going through their mind. A journal would give them someplace to write down their thoughts and read them later when the years have gone by.
- Birthday - Another good reason to give someone a journal is for their birthday. Again, sometimes a birthday is a transitional time. This is especially true if someone is turning 16, 18, 21, or 50. Sometimes people want to be able to write down their thoughts and how they are feeling about the age that they are turning.
- Engagement - A third good reason to give someone a journal is when they become engaged. After all, planning a wedding is exciting but it can also be very stressful. When a woman is planning their wedding, sometimes they want to have someplace to write down her thoughts and her fears.
- No Reason at All - The final good reason to give someone a journal is for no reason at all. Sometimes, especially if someone likes to write, maybe giving them a journal will help them to get their creativity flowing. Journals are great for starting a book, for writing poetry, for anything that a writer would want to use the journal for.
As you can see, there are many good reasons why you might want to give someone a journal. They are someplace to write down thoughts, to start a story, to write down fears, joys, happiness, milestones. The only thing that a journal is limited by is the person's imagination.
A lot of people think that having an online journal is the best idea, but you don't always have access to a computer. With a physical journal, you can carry it around with you and write down your thoughts as they come to you. By the time you get to your computer, the thoughts may be gone. So journals are a great gift, and they are something that everyone should have.