Journal prompt: Did you have a favorite game to play outside with your family when you were growing up?
The one game that I remember playing outside as a family was basketball. Basketball was a big thing in our family. All of my siblings and I played on teams and spent a lot of time practicing. But I remember the special times when we would play HORSE as a family home evening activity or just for fun. It was great to have all of us together. My dad could always make the most amazing shots – like standing on the other side of the house and shooting the ball over the end of my grandparent’s roof to make the shot without even seeing where the hoop was. He won most of the time, but I remember having fun conversations and just having a good time as a family out on the court.
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.