This is a brief post, but I feel it is an important post. I want to offer you few quick and easy way for you to keep track of your life’s adventures. A simple calendar, a journal, and a memories jar. Photos are pretty obvious, but those too.
We all have yearly calendars, free from businesses or pretty ones we buy, so make good use of them.
Your Life – Year by Year – In Calendars
When you are eighteen, memories are recent and easily recalled, but when you are sixty, those forty years in between begin to obscure the past. It seems trivial when you are young, but believe me, those memories will become important in later years.
It’s not so much that your memory goes with age, but more like when you are twenty you can easily carry around your memories like a small book, but when you are sixty and seventy you are carrying around a huge library of memories. It really helps to have an index system to help find a book of memories in your mind’s library.
So here is the thought. Keep a journal. Journals can be in a variety of forms, but here is a very simple way to keep your memories. A yearly calendar, that simple. Simply mark the important dates and people and events in your calendar each year; then on the cover, or inside of the cover, write and index some of the main events of that year, to help jog your memory of what entries are contained in that year’s calendar. So simple, and so much fun. In later years you can flip through the years and see in what year you got the best birthday present ever, and when you went to your favorite cousin’s wedding.
Many companies give away free calendars, but you can also purchase beautiful calendars for each year to add to the overall majesty of your life’s collection of memories. Just close your eyes for a moment and visualize a lovely collection of you favorite calendars of, dogs, cats, mountain scenery, ocean shores, all just stuffed full of meaningful memories.
If you are into serious journaling, you can, of course, buy lovely journal books or computer programs to keep track of your precious memories, but however you do it, start journaling now and save those memories for tomorrow.
Another great life memories idea was brought to my attention by Paula Dodd Barnes, she started collecting small memory tokens when she was young and today she has a JAR full of memories. She can touch and hold her memories, so cool!
Photographs and digital photo memories are treasures, and scrapbooking is so popular for making those photo memories into real masterpieces. Also, there are online service that will create memory books for you.