I was reading Our Report Card the other day, and Katherine mentioned this article in the New York Times. It's called This is Your Life (And How You Tell It).
Here's a quote from early in the article:
“When we first started studying life stories, people thought it was just idle curiosity — stories, isn’t that cool?” said Dan P. McAdams, a professor of psychology at Northwestern and author of the 2006 book, “The Redemptive Self.” “Well, we find that these narratives guide behavior in every moment, and frame not only how we see the past but how we see ourselves in the future.”
This, friends, is why I love journaling online so.
Because it causes me to notice the magic, and to savor the taste and feel of it.
And I believe it's true that doing this not only guides my focus right this minute, but will also aid me in noticing the sparklies in my tomorrows.