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This ends two years of diary and I am going to declare a recess for a while to see if perhaps the time I spend on this cannot be more profitably spent in reading and other activities.

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As always, after thinking this over, I've decided that journal should go on, so go on it does. Ten or fifteen minutes a day shouldn't interfere with my other activities and I think this journal brings many benefits:

1.) It gets you in the habit of picking out the worthwhile things that happen.
2.) It is practice in writing.
3.) It is a reservoir of ideas.
4.) It leaves a satisfaction of having created something each day.
5.) It is an interesting record, and perhaps some day a valuable one.
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