Journal for the Journey

January 9, 2011

in the generous life

My husband is a note taker.  There were scraps of paper tucked everywhere (and, yes, he loves sticky notes).  He mentioned getting a notebook and at the next gift giving holiday I bought him a Moleskine Notebook. (aff link)  He loved it and got a kick out of its interesting history.  All his notes go in one place and he doesn’t lose those important ideas he jots down.

If your guy is into note taking or writing of any kind, get him a nice journal.  It will make life a little neater and help him hang onto his thoughts. Another option is a Zippered Portfolio (aff link) type of organizer. (I use something like this for all my journal, calendar, note taking, to do lists, and goal setting needs.)  You can also check out your local book, office and even some general stores.  Many have a section for organizers and journals.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  William Wordsworth

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Matthew January 9, 2011 at 6:43 am

I’m a note-taker as well. I constantly have scraps of paper in my pockets in case I need to jot something down. Some of my favorite gifts have been pens (I use a fountain pen) and paper (I carry a Moleskine). It’s amazing how many options are out there, and you can often get them customized further (such as engraving their name on it).
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Amy January 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

I have always used a notepad system for making notes. I keep several of them handy in a drawer in the kitchen. A few years back I realized a good way to keep the notes for future reference was to just type them into Word or Excel documents. So, for holidays, I started a folder on my computer – I have lists of gifts bought, how I mapped out each Thanksgiving meal, etc. All the stuff I would write on paper anyway, I now just type into a document and have for future reference. My husband has us set up on a wireless network so I back everything up as I save it – which he in turn backs up (once a month) onto a disk that is kept at my Dad’s house. You’ve mentioned before taking notes like this and I can attest that it is genuinely helpful. It only takes a year or two of holidays to create a nice infrastructure to build on. Right now I’m in the final stages of making my notes “to myself” for next year!


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