Our lives are filled with extraordinarily ordinary moments.
Our souls are illuminated by them.
Sharing them around the hearths of our hearts,
we become tellers of sacred tales, artists of our lives.
It’s a Gift by J.Q. Rose
|The most precious gift you can give to your children is a record of the stories about your family and your life.|
Whether you decide to write them in a notebook or computer or record them on video or mP3 file, it makes no difference. The important thing is that you preserve these stories for future generations.
Some of you will push back from the idea of telling your life story because you haven't discovered a cure for cancer or designed a space ship to land on Mars. Your life is more important than any of that because you will be a historian writing about your times and happenings of the day. Only you can tell the truth about your life and experiences.
Future readers will wonder as they peruse the stories how you ever lived without a TV, computer, smart phone, or microwave (or what else they may be using in the future?). But the story of your life, the struggles, the joys, the accomplishments, will be what they understand. Your account will be a guide to help them through their own lives.
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