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The Making of the One Line A Day Journal

It has been 5 years since we first published our beloved Five-Year Memory Book, One Line a Day, and we thought what better time than on it’s 5-year anniversary to share with you the story of how it came to be! Often times we look to the past for inspiration. We’ve found treasures that have inspired many of our titles at flea markets, antique shops, and even in our own family homes. Six years ago one our editors at the time, Carey Jones, brought in two of her great aunt’s diaries from the 1920’s-early 30’s. Below is an image of One Line a Day (the blue one in the middle), with her diaries. The smaller diary on the left was started on January 27, 1923 thru New Years Eve 1927. The larger diary on the right was started on January 1, 1928 and was kept through December 31, 1932.

One Line A Day Journal

A group of us quickly fell in love with how charming it was to see year after year a glimpse into the daily life of this woman. From recording everyday events such as getting her hair done and “waved” and with whom she lunched with or “called on” to more special occasions such as how her family celebrated birthday and holidays with family and friends, it’s a time capsule of sorts for generations to come as to what life was like during this time.

One Line A Day Journal

On the title page of the smaller diary A Line A Day in the image below, there is a passage that perfectly explains the idea behind keep a journal or diary like this:

“Within these pages every night,
Brief memories of the day I write;
A little word, a single line,
Is jotted in this book of mine—
Not mighty deeds, just common things,
The tasks and pleasures each day brings.
And yet I hope that when I look
Over the pages of this book,
’Twill be (and, if so, I’m content)
The record of five years well spent.”
—Eloise Wood.

One Line A Day Journal

We are all so busy and moving so fast today, we felt that today more than ever, keeping a record of reflection is important. Not only for our own benefit, but also for (as we discovered with these original diaries) generations to come. We are living in such interesting times that it would be so wonderful to look back and look at the life we led. It was this idea of being able to simply record what happened during your day that inspired us to create our own version of the Five-Year Diary, which we titled One Line a Day.

One Line A Day Journal

As you may have noticed, we were also very much inspired by the look of the original diaries—especially the gold foil treatment on the cover of the larger journal and the gilding on the edges of the pages. As these are journals that we hope people will keep year after year, we very much wanted to the design of them to be simple, timeless and precious.

One Line A Day Journal

May your next five years be filled with love and laughter and that as you look back on them, you too realize that you have lived a life well spent! Happy memory-keeping!

Kristen Hewitt
Design Director, Formats

Kristen Hewitt

Kristen Hewitt

Design Director at Chronicle Books and an enthusiastic cheerleader for gift and stationery products (and pretty much anything with foil).
Kristen Hewitt

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83 Comments

  • Angie K. December 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I would love to have this!

    Thanks for the chance

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    • Rakhi December 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      I have been journalling on and off for the past 7 years. Its offers an opportunity to reflect And contemplate. To see a friend within your own self. I would be thrilled to get these journals as they will.motivate me to wite everyday . I can commit to doing this everyday for a month. This also alligns with my new year practise if cultivating new habits by doing something for 30 days.

      Thank you for sharing this .

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  • Melissa December 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I’ve journeled off and on throughout my life, but I have never stuck with it. I am getting married next year, in November, and I’d love to record everything leading up to the joyous day. But more than that, I’d like to record the quiet moments, the downtime. With the five-year journal, I can make a record of the first years of my marriage to savor in the future.

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  • June Sandefur December 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    As a mom, graduate student, and a full-time worker, the ability to write my thoughts for each day will allow me the opportunity to just pause for a moment to reflect on the purpose of why I do what I do.

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  • Melissa Sullivan Longshore December 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I used to keep a journal, starting when my daughter was pregnant with my only grandchild, ( a granddaughter), but I guess I always felt that I "had" to write pages in it instead of just a line a day, which I could do with ease. I would LOVE to have one of these journals so I can start again, with a line a day. My purpose was always to have memories to pass on to my granddaughter when she gets older.

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  • Justin December 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    This is a lovely post. I've debated starting one of these for quite awhile. My mom recently uncovered my Great Grandmother's Line-A-Day, and we all sat transfixed around the dining room table as she read aloud the simple daily memories. I have a desire to see a narrative in my life, especially in these next few years as our family moves on from grief. Some day I would want distant relatives to see lasting hope, broken down daily, through small movements.

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  • Peter Houston December 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I've tried to write a journal a few times, and it goes ok for a while, but sometimes I don't feel that I have anything of importance to write so eventually it falls by the wayside. I love the idea of just one line a day, and it would be a challenge to come up with something that sums up the day adequately, plus, after 5 years I'm sure it will be a habit that will be kept up for the rest of life.

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  • Michelle K. December 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    The days FLY BY. I frequently don't journal despite feeling the impulse because it feels like a chore to recall the details of an entire day. But you're right– days can be summed up with a single line. And even if they can't, one line is better than the no lines I'm currently writing to my future self.

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  • Erin F December 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    What a delight! The new year is the perfect time to start this! I'd love to win and record my days.

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  • Jenny December 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    i journaled all through my elementary school years, and then again in college. I’m not sure when or why I stopped, but I have always regretted it. I’m now married with two kids, and would love to own this journal to help get me started again!

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  • Noemi December 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I just moved to a new blog space when my first blog turned five years old. I would love a new five year writing project, especially one that focuses on brevity and capturing the simply moments. I struggle with those.

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  • dado1 December 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I kept a diary from the age of 8 to maybe about 30. Almost daily entries, some went for pages and pages. Sometimes if I didn't have my journal with me I would write on a handy scrap of paper and then glue it in later. What happened around 30? I started grad school and had no more time for reflection or writing in a personal way. Now I'm an assistant professor, just at the end of writing my first book and making room in my life again for reading fiction. Seeing this idea – just a line a day! – makes me think I could make journaling a habit again too! It was such a part of me for so long I'd love to start again. And a beautiful notebook would be the perfect inspiration.

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  • Cialina December 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I already journal, but unfortunately, I don't do it everyday! I like the idea of committing to a line a day, and I would love the month-long challenge!

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  • Kelly E. December 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I am on my last year of the One Line A Day journal. I used to write, write, write in a regular journal, but the last ten years of my life have flown by, and I find I just don't have the time to journal with the details and the level of writing I would prefer. Enter the One Line A Day journal. I am still capturing big (and small) moments of my life, but there isn't the pressure to make it some well-written, award winning piece. I incorporated it into my nightly routine, and I love the quiet moments before bed where I look back on my day, reflecting on the good things that happened (even on the bad days). In five years, I have not missed a day, and I'm proud of my commitment. Our lives are important even on the days that seem ho-hum or mundane, and so, sometimes it's just a trip to the grocery store or the simple smile of a stranger that gets written down, but it's something. There is always something. I would love to win another One Line A Day journal because it's truly a part of my life now and I can't imagine not having the little blue book on my nightstand. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  • Dariela December 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love this idea! It’s been such a long time since I journal. Committing to one line a day sounds just perfect!! Hope I win!

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  • Caryn December 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I have always been a terrible journaler. Every time I see one of these though, I think I could do one line a day. We just moved to NYC and I had my second child. I think the next five years would be fascinating to document. I know I can commit to at least a month, but I want to do the 5 years. I hope something subtlety fantastic happens these next years and it would be lovely to write pieces of it.

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  • Laurie December 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    my friend gave me a 5 year journal in 2012. Such a great concept! I’d like to start one for each of my children to give to them someday.

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  • Abbi December 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    As a newly wed , whos first six months have been the most wonderful, awful, interesting, amazing of my whole life, I feel like I should keep a record so that my children will know that, yes, the first year is the hardest. But also the most precious because it is in this trial and error phase that we learn that love is an everyday decision to accept, champion, and listen to your spouse. No matter what. And, seeing as how sometimes Im too tired to even think, only one line a day would be perfectly doable. Love the idea so much!

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  • Aubrie December 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I would love to track the small, but important, moments each day brings!

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  • Robb K December 12, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I would love to start this for my kids…each day has so many small special moments…this is a great was to capture them.

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  • Julie December 12, 2014 at 12:31 am

    What a great idea! I feel like I don’t have time to journal, but I could see myself doing a line a day.

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  • Brenda Mod December 12, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Ah, I love this idea! As a new-ish mom, I have such regular feelings of how significant moments are getting away from me because I'm not writing it down. I find the idea of journaling daunting, but one line a day? I can do that! And I love how, when looking back, the one line will serve as a springboard for memories but also for imagining.

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  • onlinemoon December 12, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I've been journaling for a long time but recently I've been thinking of switching my focus and only journal within a few lines about magical, hopeful, inspiring, enlightening and intuitive moments, creating another perspective on life.

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  • Jane December 12, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I've never seen this type of journaling! It looks fun! I could see myself committing to this. I used to journal in my sketchbook all the time!

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  • Kelly E. December 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I'm on my last year of my first One Line A Day. I was an avid journal writer, but life picked up speed somewhere along the line, and I'm just not able to sit down and write with as much detail as I'd like. That's why I love the idea of the daily journal. It allows me to capture those moments in my day that normally would be forgotten without the major time commitment. Sometimes our days are ho-hum or mundane, yet with the One Line A Day journal, I find I'm able to really sit and reflect back on the day and find gratitude in the small things even on the bad days. I have written in the One Line A Day every night before bed, and I'm proud of that commitment and the proud to be documenting events and happenings that I normally would not. I would love to win another five year journal because it's become a part of my daily routine and I can't imagine not having that little blue book on my nightstand!

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  • @jarslikejam December 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Ack! Why is my post not showing up? I submitted a few times, and others have been posted, but mine hasn't! I would love to be entered to win another five year journal.

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  • Yvette December 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I have never heard of this kind of journal before, but it has me excited! I could actually do this! It's brilliant. I've tried so many times throughout the years to keep a regular journal, but it's just been impossible. Being a single mom with two young autistic sons, I am so over-scheduled and I invariably find that my journal is one of the first things that I drop because it takes such a large chunk of my time. But one line a day! I could stick with that. I'd keep it in the bathroom, and write my one line while my kids are in the tub each night.

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  • Emma December 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I’ve wanted to journal for ever, and yours looks manageable and so beautiful too. Somehow seeing the old journal entries simplified what seemed like another thing to squeeze into the day. My dad has always kept a tiny pocket diary and jotted down when the new washing machine was bought and when a baby walked for the first time, and I’ve always thought I’d like to do the same.

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  • aaron December 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Please count me in. I journal regularly, usually longer entries, and would love to see how writing one line crystallizes my reflections on the day.

    As an almost 63-year-old woman working to complete a novel, the next five years are precious to me ~

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  • Bo DeMarco December 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I have "diaried" all my life. I turned 67 this year. I bought your "One Line A Day" last year & it is perfect for my intent. When my Mom was starting to feel the dementia that was setting in on her ten years ago, what she regretted most was losing her memories. She said to me: "Memories are what we are made of." It is in my blood to journal every day of my life, big and small moments of that particular day. I won't ever cease to do so.

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  • Angela December 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I began journaling when I received my first journal for my 7th Christmas. Through the years, I’ve kept at it, and am proud of the large collection of writings I’ve collected, all kinds of journals and books filled with my childhood and now into my thirties. I don’t write everyday anymore, the busier I get, but the One Line a Day journal would help keep it on my mind and be a wonderful way to keep at it.

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  • Linda Davis Siess December 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I love how do-able just a few lines would be – no daunting expanse asking to be filled. And those few lines would be an opportunity to condense a day's actions and emotions: pithy! I'm just starting the challenging journey of caring for my mom with Alzheimer's – what a poignant record this would become. If I should win, I do commit!

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  • Lina Maslo December 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I feel as if life is flying by. With four young children, it’s hard to find time to even sit down. I have a journal I keep for each of my children that I try to write in around their birthdays. But I’ve found that it’s hard to remembere what even happened in the past year! Perhaps writing just one sentence a day would jog more memories : ). Thank you!

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  • Jo Beth D. December 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I've tried journaling in the past, not being very successful. However, writing one line a day sounds like something I could manage. I'm turning 49 this year, and I really want to work on being healthier. I want to be around when my nieces and nephew get married and have kids of their own.

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  • Jamie C. December 12, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Every night before bed I gather inspiration for my garden through magazines and pinterest. Unfortunately they're stored in quickly jotted digital memos and todo apps…something about a physical book sounds like the perfect solution for my tech saturated life. Real books are what I love to read, not digital. I haven't journaled since high school (over 18 years ago), this would be that one opportunity to do something reflective for myself and organize my passion for growing my garden.

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  • Cheryl Holsonbake December 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I have always wanted to journal, but never could really get in the habit of it. I’d just think “there’s nothing new to say” and the whole blank page was always intimidating. But I think I could actually do one line a day. Sample entry for today: It rained. I sat in the parking lot at Home Depot watching it rain for 20 min or so. Great end of the workweek.

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  • kcathcart December 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    With two small children, I don't have much time, but I definitely have time for a journal like this. I would love to record a little each day that they would have later in life to look back on and enjoy. Especially now that they are 3, there is always some new accomplishment or something they say that I would love to have an easy way to record. This journal would be perfect.

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  • Suzanne G December 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

    What a great idea! I'm approaching my 76th year and think that my grandchildren possibly would like exposure to what an old lady with a young heart does and thinks in her late years.

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  • sezgi December 13, 2014 at 4:12 am

    We are so used to “like” everything we forget how to express our feelings or to keep a record of reflection. I hope one of these diaries would be mine!

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  • elsabean December 13, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Oh, I'd love to do that ~ I've kept a journal from time to time but not lately. My Aunt Dorothy and my Uncle Vern (siblings) did just that. Everyday they'd write down things that happened. I found my Uncle's journal after he died ~ it was so touching to read. I was in a car accident several years ago, he wrote about it, brought tears to my eyes (still does). My Aunt would write about things that went on at the farm. She could be pretty funny! I can see how doing this would be wonderful for my son and his children to read years from now!
    Thank you for reminding me about this. I'd love to win this journal and if I don't, I'll buy one!

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  • Jennifer Radtke December 13, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I always write so much when I write in my journal so I don’t bring it out every day anymore. Maybe this way with limited space I could be more consistent.

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  • Sarah December 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I am newly retired and take care of my infant grandson three days a week. I would love these journals to record the moments and milestones each day presents. I am grateful for each day of my new life and the time available to read, reflect and be present. I have kept a journal in the past, but not for many years and am now able to commit the time to do so.

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  • @maralepp December 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    It seems like my life with my children has flown by. It occurred to me, as my oldest child entered high school, that my time with them is limited, and I need to savor every moment. But life is so busy that I almost never have time to write down what we are doing. I could commit to doing a line a day. I love these journals.

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  • Diane Z December 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I need to leave a book for my daughter. I am in my 70's, so I need to get going.

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  • Sondie December 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I have this journal and have not missed a day of journaling for the past 2 years. I also just bought an antique journal and I love reading about this woman's life. I would like to gift this to a friend who was asking me about this today.

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  • Veronica December 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I’ve been meaning to get back into journaling for a while now, and I love the concept of a line a day. This would be great to keep for my kids and grandchildren to read some day.

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  • Spanky December 14, 2014 at 2:58 am

    What a wonderful idea!
    I am an intermittent journaller, and am perpetually wishing I could be more consistent. Consistency is difficult when not much happens some days, but a line a day? What a great entree into regular journalling! I'd love to try this!

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  • cewalz December 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I haven't kept a diary since 1975! I was a junior in college and I wrote something nearly every day. How did I ever have that much time on my hands! I've been a teacher these last 35 years or so (notice how I shaved off about five years!) and I've recently asked my husband for a daily diary for Christmas! What a wonderful ( and guilt-free) tool to be able to write one line a day–a little gem to pass down to future generations. My mother-in-law kept an event diary for 40 years straight. It's about time I get started, too!

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  • Terrie Childress December 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in late April 2014, and as I'm now moving toward healing and recovery, I'm writing about my journey. I believe that embarking on a journaling practice would provide me a daily opportunity to pen the thoughts that cross my mind in an instant, as well as allow me to record reflections of written snapshots concerning decisions, unknowns, feelings, fears, and my walk of faith on this path. Since my journey continues, ironically, for the next five years of oncology appointments and follow-ups, I think that the One Line a Day Five-Year Diary would become a fast and best friend of mine, capturing every moment, one line a day, and one day at a time.

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  • Martha von Schilgen December 15, 2014 at 4:36 am

    What a great idea, please enter my name!

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  • Ali December 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I just moved to Seattle, currently my motto is #alidoesnthaveajob. I've hiked one mountain since moving, I've written three letters more than when I lived in Kansas City, I've bought more coffee than ever, told more people how lucky I am to have them and supported I've felt. This is a line a day to push forward and remember the time I slipped on leaves and fell into a rose bush, shook Ben Gibbard's hand at the first concert I went to in Seattle, my first Tinder date, and to push myself forward.

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  • Kate December 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I used to keep a journal in high school but got out of the habit during college. I like the idea that as a busy working mom, I have a finite amount of space in which to record the highlights of the day. This is something I think I can accomplish and keep up with, no matter how hectic of a day I've had. I really would love to keep a record of each year (five years is even better!) to see where I've been and where I'm going. I think I could keep it up for a month–my goal is 1 year!

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  • Bob December 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    1 line a day is doable, it's not overwhelming and I think I could handle it for a month or even 5 years. <—–See, even my comment is just 1 line.

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  • Nicole December 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I actually already write in journals, but often I find myself not having written for days or even months because I feel that I have to write up at least an entire page. Using this journal would force me to be creative by limiting me to a line, and wouldn't ruin my incentive to write since it's only one line!

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  • Gary December 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Recently dug out the journals I kept faithfully during college. I miss doing that, and now, 35 years later, A Line A Day would be the perfect way for me to work back into the habit.

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  • Daina December 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I saw these journals the other day and thought that this would be an amazing way to journal as that is something that I have started and never finished many times. I just can't see spending $20 on myself, especialy during the holidays when I am purchasing gifts for those I care about. That being said, I definitely regret not purchasing this journal as I think it is such a great and reflective journal to keep.

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  • Amanda December 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I always have a journal going, but lately, things have gotten a little crazy and said journal has taken a turn for short form entries–this would be perfect to keep up with my journal and admit that it’s going to be short form for now.

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  • Kristen December 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    A line a day would help me to pause and ponder each day.

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  • Mort Eicher December 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    i am an artist, parent, daughter, art worker, sister and friend to many. i would like the chance to win this journal so I can have a few moments to focus on myself and reflect on my days. I hope to share these journals with my children!

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  • Jessie December 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I’ve been journaling for over 20 years (I’m 28 now and was given my first diary when I was six), but lately my entries have become more downhearted and negative. In the coming year I planned to try to write one positive thing a day, a single line separate from my normal writings to remind myself of the little good things. The line-a-day book would be perfect for this, I think.

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  • Francis Casanova December 16, 2014 at 1:07 am

    I’m digg’n this! And would probably use it to summarize my dreams of the night before.

    There’s something about dreams that captivate me — intimate and short-lived memories.

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  • Hillary December 16, 2014 at 1:34 am

    I would love one! I have tried journaling I like to reminisce and look back at things that have happened. But it is so time consuming having a journal I ended up writing only something major happens. This seems like such a good idea. Write down The most important/whatever happened that day.
    I know I can do it for a month straight probably longer lol 😁

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  • Anna December 16, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I would love the opportunity to be entered to win a “One Line a Day” journal because my life is about to change entirely– after living 9 years in the state of Rhode Island, my family is moving back to California where I spent the first 9 years of my life. Writing is such an important part of my life and I would love nothing more than to have the opportunity to journal how much my life is going to change in the next five years in such a lovely way. Thank you for your consideration!

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  • Mai Elise December 16, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I would love to have a journal like this. Such a creative thing to do<3
    I want to write, I need to write. This is another way of using a bit of creativity every day.

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  • Nina December 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I would very much like this, even though I'm currently on a streak with daily journaling. I'd like to give this to my mom, actually, because I think she'd really benefit from the practice.

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  • nara December 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I've loved journalling since I was small but it was always almost stressful seeing half empty pages, I love the way this is designed it seems like the perfect way for me to restart journalling.

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  • Natasha December 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I'd like a way to wind down, aside from yoga, and to really appreciate or find the good in my days.
    I have always loved writing and have constantly tried to journal without much luck but the one line a day seems manageable. It could also help me get the fuel/courage I need to go into full length entries. 😀
    It's also nice to go back in time through writing; if I have kids I could show them a part of myself without straining and/or failing to remember myself. 🙂

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  • Valeree Catangay December 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve only recently gotten into journaling, I am quite young and I am hoping that I will take it into habit so that many years from now I will be able to look back on my experiences and remember them. After a couple weeks I realized that finding the time to journal was more difficult than it seemed. Having the One Line A Day will allow me to jot down my thoughts much more conveniently. If I am given one I know I will commit to writing each day. I often think how dreadful it is that we do not remember the things we do years later, and how important it is to keep the little memories we make throughout our lives.

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  • Christina December 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I love the idea of writing. I am wholly committed, especially since it’s a little a day and easy to keep up with.

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  • Bethan Wilkes December 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I’m so afraid that I will look back on these years, supposedly the best of my life, and find that I’ve forgotten everything that made them Important. Not just the big moments, but all the little things that mean so much.
    More than that, I’m worried that I’ll feel that I didn’t make the most of my time. I’m committing to this journal to inspire myself to grab every opportunity that comes my way, so I can remind myself in 1826 lines time that these were the best years yet.

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  • Kimbra Gish December 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I'd like to win and try this because I love to journal, but due to fatigue and pain from systemic lupus, I don't always have the energy for lengthy entries. I'd love to have a journal where I could just jot a line for the day and capture my "moments" over the years! 🙂 This is so charming. <3

    Thank you for doing this! Not just the giveaway, but publishing these! 🙂

    Sincerely,
    Kimbra Wilder Gish
    kwgishwriter@yahoo.com

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  • jordi December 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I do this, I have been doing it since 1989 in the same book. I literally do one LINE a day, but the book is getting full. There are only 2 lines left and I am worried about what I will use next. This might be the answer. .. though should I plan to get more verbose in my old age????

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  • Janet December 20, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I’d do this work or without the free journals. Although nice out not a ESL breaker.

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  • Miss Pippi December 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    What a fantastic diary idea. I love that is it has a real life connection to the past. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of Jone's great aunt's dairies. It would be fun (and challenging at times) to condense your day into one or two brief statements. This would be a fun way to jump back into keeping a journal. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  • Stacy S. Jensen December 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I write notes on my iPhone. I love the idea of a line a day in a book.

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  • HSS December 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I want to start a journaling practice since I'm starting a new life.

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  • Actresses Gossip September 8, 2015 at 5:12 am

    One Line a day, This one is with me, my friend gift me from Uk, its nice one,

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  • krishnaastrologer November 15, 2018 at 6:43 am

    What a fantastic diary idea. I love that is it has a real life connection to the past. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of Jone’s great aunt’s dairies. It would be fun (and challenging at times) to condense your day into one or two brief statements. This would be a fun way to jump back into keeping a journal. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  • S Harris February 25, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Thank you for sharing a glimpse of Jone’s great aunt’s dairies

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  • Amara Cyrus April 16, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences!!!Such a great post!

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