Go Deep or Keep it Light?

How much of yours will you keep locked up?My mom has been working on her life and family stories for a while now. I am eagerly anticipating getting to read some of those stories this summer. I don’t know what to expect…

Will I learn the details of those interesting, slightly scandalous family stories of which I’ve heard only bits?

Will I gain insights into what has driven my mother to be the selfless person she is?

Will I discover that I hurt her or made her proud when I had no idea? Or will it be a recounting of stories I’ve heard a 100 times and hold dear… or stories I’ve forgotten?

Will it be a guide to getting through some of life’s most difficult moments? Or a reminder of the values she has filled me with for the last half-century?

I don’t know the answers yet, but I do know that it will be a treasure… a treasure that I will hold dear for as long as I live.

As you are capturing your own life and family stories, remember what it is that you are setting out to do, and… do it.

Surprise someone, make them smile, help them through a crisis, help them laugh, heal, or forgive. Let them close their eyes, hear your voice, and understand.

Whatever your path, your goals, your mission… go deep or keep it light – it’s a treasure!

Val B.

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