IN LIVING MEMORY
Second edition coming soon!
When a loved one dies, we often hear the expression "In Loving Memory." This endearing sentiment represents the idea that our memories of that special person will live fondly in our hearts. But, what if those loving memories disappear? We may have a strong sense that the person was special but can't recall specifics of that warm feeling?
When a person passes, that individual's memories, thoughts, beliefs, likes, dislikes, and opinions are lost unless they are recorded in some way beforehand.
In Living Memory is a unique way to document experiences, major life events, opinions, beliefs, and preferences. It is unique because it takes the tedium from the task of creating an autobiography.
Many are encouraged by loved ones to write their autobiographies. Some even open a blank Word document and begin to type a few lines. What often happens shortly into the project, however, is brain freeze. Pretty soon they don't know what to write and begin questioning everything from their writing skills to whether or not the stories are even worth recording! Then it's time to turn off the computer (or close the note pad) and say, "I'll do this later."
In Living Memory allows people to move past these hesitations. This simple and attention holding idea inspires and motivates people to begin (and continue) the process of recording life stories. Their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other future generations will have something of substance to read and understand about the person IN LIVING MEMORY rather than the fading loving memories.
Why does it work? Why do people actually look forward to completing the project of getting life experiences, choices, happy and sad moments in writing? It's primarily because some simple but captivating concepts are used:
Not a single person...not even one...who has started the IN LIVING MEMORY project has failed to complete it, and all have found the activity both rewarding and fun.
Your interest up? Here's how it works.
Through a question/answer interview format, you and a family member or friend can work together to complete your book. The burden of not only writing but figuring out what to write, will no longer weigh on your shoulders. Worrying about deadlines or a lingering task will be irrelevant. Writing your stories and beliefs can be organized, simple and fun. Once you read In Living Memory and put the concept into action, the regret of inactivity vanishes, and you'll always be thankful you did it!