- Take a few minutes to make a list of five such events. Again, they can be big or small events. The point is that they left a big impression on you.
- Set aside a block of time to document one of those events. The depth depends on what you want to invest. My husband buys the newspaper on those big days and saves the article. With Google, you can download pictures and articles from just about anything. Take a few minutes to get your thoughts down as well. Share why this is significant to you. My grandpa isn't a writer, so he would tell me the stories and I wrote them down. This process has been just as meaningful as the stories themselves.
- Repeat the previous step until you have documented the events on your list.
- Put everything together in one place and let the people important to you know where it is. Whether they are in a binder, journal, scrapbook, box or computer file, someone needs to know where to find them.
So what are your five events?