What stories do you want to tell about your life? What legacy will you leave behind for those who come after you? One of the most important ways that we can share our story is through storytelling. Dreams can be a part of our human experience that gets forgotten. Your most memorable dream probably wouldn’t make the cut for your memoir normally. But it’s a great prompt to help you sort through other experiences and memories.
When done well, storytelling makes memories more vivid and meaningful, it helps us connect with others, and allows us to create a narrative arc that gives meaning to our lives. The Legacy storytelling Method is one of the best ways to preserve your most beautiful memories, so they can be shared by generations long after your time on earth has ended!
Most Memorable Dream
Do you have a story about your most memorable dream that's been buried in the back of your mind for years? Have you thought to tell it, but felt like there was no time or space to do so?
What if we told you: now is the perfect opportunity.
For some people, their stories are all they have left when they're on their deathbed and looking back at the legacy they've built.
In this blog, we'll walk you through how to write and share a story about your Most Memorable Dream — with Legacy Storytelling Method!
Why share your Most Memorable Dream?
Every night, we dream. Some dreams are memorable while others fade into the background of our mind. We're not talking about nightmares or even terrifying dreams, but the ones that you remember for no apparent reason at all. Sometimes they are vivid enough to make you think it was real life and other times they might be so random that you can't figure out what exactly is going on in your head! Sharing these most memorable dreams with people in your life can bring about some interesting reactions—and if nothing else—it's a good way to start up conversations in awkward lulls during family gatherings or dinner parties!
The Weekly Prompt
Everyone dreams. But have you ever had a dream so vivid it felt real? We're not talking about those strange, “Where am I?” dreams where you wake up and can't remember what happened or why your alarm isn't going off to go to school/work. No, this is the kind of dream that makes you question whether or not it actually occurred when you open your eyes. This is one of those memories for me: the Weekly Prompt Most Memorable Dream. Take the time to think about it and write it down. Remember, these are also great conversation starters to begin a storytelling moment with someone else.
Prompts to get you started
- What is the craziest/weirdest dream you ever had?
- What is the most memorable event that happened to you in a dream?
- Who was with you?
- What happened?
- What did you do?
- When did this moment happen?
- Did you overcome your fear(s)?
- Where did this moment happen?
These simple questions will light the way for you to start having deeper conversations with your loved ones or get to know a little more about the history of someone you love.
Week 50 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Most Memorable Dream
Watch this video to hear how Legacy Storytelling can be a way of giving future generations something they will cherish and enjoy for years. You can check all the details on our 52 Week Series here!
Legacy Storytelling is a great way to tell the stories and memories from your past. Whether you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, another chronic condition, or if they just need some company as part of their daily routine; there's no better time than now when it comes down to telling those personal tales!
Legacy storytelling offers an opportunity that will last forever: taking advantage every single day in giving yourself peace knowing we're all leaving something behind – be it good or bad–so our grandchildren can laugh at how much things have changed over time.
One of our favorite aspects about the Weekly Prompt is that it provides an opportunity for you to share your story. We’ve found these prompts to be a great way to get started on writing and sharing our stories with others, but they can also help us reflect on how we want to tell them in the future.
You have 52 weeks' worth of these prompts if you need some inspiration, so use one or more of these prompts as a starting point when you are ready! Have fun telling your next story. Happy Writing!