Whew! I don’t know about you but, for me, the past few days have been busy, busy, busy! And fun. And full of laughter. And love.
When the dust began to settle, I saw award-winning singer Rory Feek sing “Remember Me”—both he and his song were new to me—which cut through the noise and happy messiness of the Christmas season.
The words go something like this:
When you’re tearing open Christmas gifts, “Remember Me.”
When you’re enjoying your favorite Christmas meals and snacks, “Remember Me.”
When you’re putting up your sparkly lights, “Remember Me.”
And He sang about the birth of Jesus and all he did—through his life, ministry, death, forgiveness, and the hope for the future.
It was a powerful experience for me to sit quietly and listen to the song, to take in the message, to readjust my focus on the real reason for our Christmas celebrations.
And the song made me think of you and your memoir. It’s fine and good to write about the fun of Christmas decorations and gatherings and gifts and caroling and food—but within those stories, include messages about what Christmas is really about. “Remember Me,” he said.
Write charming stories, funny stories, sentimental stories, surprising stories, quirky stories, just "Remember Me," too.
For inspiration, take three minutes to listen to Rory Feek sing his song, "Remember Me."
You don’t know who will read your memoir—
maybe years from now,
maybe after you no longer walk the earth—
but your message about the real Christmas
could significantly impact your readers,
maybe for eternity.
Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Your story is important!