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Why me?

Do you ever find yourself wondering why anyone would be interested in your stories? Do you find yourself more drawn to recording stories from other people rather than your own?

I’m sure you remember your parents and grandparents telling you stories. I’m sure you loved them and asked for more. Your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends will probably feel the same.

The people in your life will be interested in your story. Your stories might not seem that interesting to you—after all you were there when they happened! But they give others an insight into you and the world as you have experienced it. That’s why we like reading biographies, even if they aren’t of famous people.

Children don’t always realise what a gift it is to have people around who are willing to tell stories and share their experiences. By recording your stories and keeping them safely in your Zahmoo story bank, they will have access to them once they do realise what a boon it is to have someone in their life willing to share their experiences.

You are a link to the more distant future too. The day will come when you are the only one who can remember certain events. It’s best to record things now.

Another benefit of you banking your stories is that once people in your family or community see you doing it and get in the habit of enjoying your stories and photos and so on, they will want to get in on the action as well. Go on—be a trendsetter!

May 31st, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
Filed in: For Family
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Zahmoo is a story bank for collecting and sharing your family and business stories.