Journal Prompt: List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for
I hope not only to have people remember me as these things – I hope to actually BE these things. Some of the things on my list are things that I would like to be, and maybe I’m not there yet. I think by knowing the things that you want to leave for future generations, it will help you to make the right choices to become the person you want to be.
If my actions are what others will remember me by, then I might need to change some things that I do!
1. I want to be remembered for being a kind, loving, and caring person.
2. I want to be remembered as an all-service individual. Someone who helps others.
3. I want to be remembered as a good mom and wife – someone who makes her family happy and successful.
4. I want to be remembered as someone who loved books and movies and loved to share those with others.
5. I want to be remembered as a good and loyal friend. Someone with a listening ear and a comforting shoulder and someone who is always there for you.
6. I want to be remembered as a creative person. Someone who can create things that help others.
7. I want to be remembered as a happy person and someone who makes others happy.
8. I want to be remembered as someone who lives her religion and who has a testimony of the Savior.
9. I want to be remembered as someone who has no regrets.
10. I want to be remembered as someone who cares about Family History and family stories and helps others to share their stories. I want to leave a legacy of story-telling and memory-keeping. I want my friends/family to feel that journal-keeping and memories are so important to leave for the next generations.
Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don’t write in your journal regularly – I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.
Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn’t matter how you do this – it’s just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.