Writing my memoirs puts me in touch with time on a larger scale. When I look through the pages, I see the movement of my life, the beauty of all its seasons, and all that my life encompasses.
When you write you will have a treasure for a lifetime, not only for you but for your loved ones. If you let yourself, you can flow through the past, present, and future, and find ways they connect.
Memories from my past propel me to the present and the future. It encourages me to ask: What gifts am I finding in my life today? What moments are hidden blessings? What am I learning? How am I celebrating? What do I want to preserve to remember for myself and for my family?
When you journal for your memoir and when you look at your memories of your past, you find that you are living in a moment that connects you to a larger sense of time, a clearer glimplse of what is important.
Even if it seems that your focus is merely on photographs, paper and words, in the big picture sense, you are connecting with your memories, with your own creativity, and, most important with the source of all that is part, present and future.