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How to Share a Childhood Memory You Love or Love to Hate

Have you ever thought about how you would tell your family's story or childhood memory? What if we are the last generation to remember it? We want our children and grandchildren to know what it was like when they were born, what it was like for us as kids. 52 weeks of storytelling is a great way to do this! In this blog post, I'll share with you how to share a Childhood Memory You Love or Hate. This is not only an enjoyable activity that will help your loved ones feel closer and more connected but also a legacy-building tool that will be passed on through generations.

The Weekly Prompt

Our prompt for this week is a childhood memory that you love or love to hate. I always thought that there was probably another side of things like the memory you love to hate, like something that maybe doesn't make you feel good. But it's just such a juicy memory that you love it and keep sharing it. Do you have an experience like that? I share mine in the video below. Be sure to check it out to find out which childhood memory I love to hate.

Why remember those moments? 

Memories are a funny thing. They can be happy, sad, or even angry. We all have them, and they help us to remember who we are and the person that we were in those moments of our lives. Memories are also the things that make up our history as humans. There is no doubt that memories will continue to play a huge role in society for years to come. So how do you start telling your story? Well, I am here today with some advice on how to start telling your memories!

Week 32 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Childhood Memory You Love or Love to Hate

How to Start Telling a Childhood Memory That You Love or Love to Hate

We all have a story to tell. A memory that we cherish and one that we regret. One of the most important parts of writing is to give a glimpse into who you are through storytelling. When it comes to memoirs, writing about what you love or hate can be just as powerful as writing about happy memories, challenges you've faced, or lessons learned from others' stories. 

Here are some prompts to get your creative juices flowing when it comes time to tell your story or the story of your loved ones! 

  • So which one are you writing about? A childhood memory you love or one you love to hate?
  • Who is in this memory with you?
  • What happened in this memory?
  • Why did this event happen?
  • Where did this event happen?

These simple questions will help bring your best memories to life. You can also find more prompts in my blog post “Writing about a childhood memory you either love or love to hate on”. That's another free resource that you can find on the website. 

That is a little about our weekly writing prompt and some things you can think about. Take some time to check this is a guideline. You can use any other prompt you'd like. If you have the printed pages or printed journals, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out.

What’s Next

The Legacy Storytelling Method is about leaving a legacy of memories for your loved ones. One way to do this is by sharing the story behind one of our favorite childhood memories or those we love to hate. If you want help telling your stories, click here for more storytelling tips, and share with your loved ones to help them tell their story! Happy Writing!