Memories. We think of the times we have shared and the joy we have experienced with those in our lives. We also see memories in the making as a post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. These tools are ways that we can keep up with the people who have been woven into the fabric of our lives over the years. But, “keeping up with” does not equal deepening relationships.

Shared experiences, good or bad, are what make memories. Lee and I recently hosted the book launch party for a dear friend, Liz Morris, whose new release is titled Seekers. Amongst 100+ who attended were a group of 12 women who flew in from four states. Liz lovingly refers to these friends as her YaYa’s. These 12 women began as high school friends 30 years ago and have continued to gather annually to make new memories. They could have just stayed in touch via Facebook and Instagram observing the new memories each was making independently. Instead, they chose to take action – to remain an active part of each other’s lives.

Sharing real life (vs. virtual) actions with people is what really connects us.

So, make a memory today and take action!

Engage in an activity with a co-worker, friend or family member:

  • Go to lunch
  • Fly a kite
  • Ride bikes
  • Make a picnic
  • Create a scrapbook
  • Try a new sport or game
  • Attend an art festival
  • Explore a new part of town
  • Go on a photo scavenger hunt
  • Serve the needy together.

Our actions and memories are only limited by our imaginations.

People might remember what you said, but your actions create lasting memories… and they make the heart grow fonder.

Copyright © 2014 by Lee J. Colan and The L Group, Inc.