Who is sitting around your table this holiday season? As family and friends gather with food and fluids flowing, it’s a perfect time to reflect on your life stories, and share them with loved ones.
This quote from the Dalai Lama is a mantra for me. Like you, I’ve had my big challenges and yet when I reflect back I think yes, I have lived a good and honourable life (except for a few naughty moments). Does this quote resonate with you? Here is a list of a few more quotes from this very wise man.
Certainly, keeping journals, taking photos, and creating visual stories, helps me reflect back as I continue to move forward. In the dark of the winter there is nothing I like more than to pull out journals or books and relive those stories and adventures.
It’s also fun to remember special meals and this little sketch shows a feast I shared with friends in Greece. Using the outline of a table is an easy way to capture the people and menu from a special meal.
If you are still trying to sort a gift idea for someone you cherish, please drop me a line and let’s chat. Gift certificates are available for life story projects or workshops. As the season of others continues, I encourage you to share your time and resources now and throughout the year.