Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Story of a Lifetime....why it is important to chronicle your life

I think that it is important to keep track of one's ancestry. Recently, I came across a journal called "The Story of a Lifetime" which had questions in it that prompted one to really think about one's life, it's purpose, memories from childhood, etc....I decided that I would purchase one and fill it out for my daughter to have when I am gone from this earth.  How many of us really know our parents?  What made them tick? What was important to them?  We may not care in our twenties, but as we mature, so do our thoughts on such issues.  One of the most generous things we can do for another we love is to really listen to them, and to spend time with them.  In addition, you can also journal for them.
I cannot tell you how many people tell me that someone that they loved died unexpectedly and they so wish that they could talk with them.  Recipes that are family traditions, lost forever. Photographs with no names written on the back, wills that are lost, etc..... If you love someone, take the time to leave them your heart on paper.  You will be glad you did. Karen

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