This year I am participating in the #52Stories Project from FamilySearch.org. in order to become a positive INfluence on my family’s inter-generational narrative. Will you join me?
The idea is to follow a weekly prompt to write down just one story every week for a year. By the end of the year, you will be 52 steps and 52 stories closer to having written your personal history.
I use Personal Historian 2 Software to record and organize my personal history by topic as well as my journal entries.
Challenge: Write down the details of your life to “define the dash” that exists between your birth date and death date.
This week’s #52Stories life journey prompt is:
Why write down your experiences?
Your experiences as TODAY’s ChangeMaker™ are of great worth. Be sure to write them down.
Ordinary events help people know who you really are from the INside out and how you think and operate in the world. Happy times uplift us. Many of us have come through or are coming through some real rough patches along the way, too. The steps you take and courage you muster to do the almost-impossible has value for those who may follow in your footsteps as they traverse their own path in life. Never underestimate the value of lessons learned through experiencing difficulty, adversity and personal trials. Also, sharing happy times brings hope to others when they see that there’s more to life than drudging through it.
Through writing down your life experiences and observations, it may become crystal clear to you and others how an individual can become their best, most happy and capable selves. You may learn what personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships, and in contract, you can see what detracts from and destroys them. This knowledge can help you develop a healthy concern about contributing positively to the future of your family line. It can become a major driver for living a purpose-filled life. It can help bring direction to the course of life. You may be able to see thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns through writing things down that help you see what helps you stay strong and, on the other hand, you will be better positioned to identify what is destructive so you can take steps to help change it.
Ready, Set, GROW!
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