Do you get frustrated that your children are not listening to you? Do you ever feel that they might take your words or advice lightly? With four children and many grand’s, I can relate to that feeling.
Not only do you worry as a parent that your words of wisdom are not heard, if you have several children, you wonder if you remembered to at least share the basic information with each one.
Writing your memoirs is a way to once again share your words of wisdom with children. Even if those children are grown up with their own children and grandchildren, seeing your words in print could be timely in their life.
Writing a long essay would be only one form of sharing your words. Try this tip to get your words in writing too.
One year, I bought a small journal and decided to write short observations, funny sayings, wise thoughts, opinions and perceptions in it. Each page would have only one short note. When the journal was full, it would be wrapped up as a gift and handed to my child. That is a great way for you to collect your thoughts as they come to you. It creates a memory book for your child and a way for you to hand down words of wisdom in a permanent format.
You don’t need anything fancy, a school tablet is fine. Some art stores have mini-journals for less than $1.00. The value of the journal doesn’t matter as much as the value of the words.
Get started today. What does reading this short piece make you think about that you have always said to your kids? Make that the first entry to your journal. Then keep the journal with you or close by at all times. You will be surprised how you start to remember information to share with your children throughout the day. Soon your first memory book could be completed and you move on to the next. You could even take that book, get the sayings transcribed and make copies for everyone in the family.