The origins of Dear Diary Day may be uncertain, but the thought of celebrating an ear that listens without interruption or judgment at any hour day or night seems only fitting. A diary is willing to pay equal attention to the events of every life whether it is that of someone already famous, or a person who expresses their dream to be. It deals with broken hearts, unacceptable parenting, failed diets and future hopes without argument or advice, yet somehow provides solace and satisfaction.

Dear Diary Day hopes to encourage more people to take up a pen and commit the events of their day to paper. Secrets are far safer here than at the fingertips of someone with an axe to grind and access to the internet. This alone contributes significantly to the known psychological benefits of keeping a diary. In the process, proper spelling may also experience a resurgence.

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