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.

Dinner Party Memories life stories

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.

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