“… Memoir, or ‘life’—is reserved for famous people or for people who have done something wild, woeful or really odd to write about,” writes Patrick T. Reardon .
You can sense the sadness in his heart when he says that “everyday people aren’t approached for their life stories.”
But wait! Writing life stories and memoirs is for everyday people!
Reardon eventually figured that out. Memoir is not for only “famous people or those who have done something wild, woeful or really odd.”
Once he figured that out, Reardon asked his family to write stories and give them to him for Christmas. (You can read more about it here.)
He says to you and to me during this busy Christmas season:
“Forget about the mall.
Forget about the Internet.
Forget about catalogs.
Give your father or mother
or sister or brother
or anyone close to you
something from the heart.
Give your [memoir, your] ‘life.’”
That's the best kind of Christmas gift you can give!