Living as a minimalist has its countless gifts. One particular I treasure are stories. We have a photo wall in our home and memory books. I don't do photo albums but rather these books I have been putting together since they were born. They are filled with my favorite quotes, essays and I hand write stories of what has been going on in our lives at that moment. The photos in the books are not many, but 1-3 of our absolute favorites from an outing, occasion, or holiday. We savor the stories rather than need to fill the books up with what we feel can be more. The wall we find even more rare as it can be one photo favorite from the month. Sometimes, we don't find one. Other months we savor. The tradition, which has been so wonderful as they grew, is to find a photo and tell the story. If there was a tragedy tomorrow and we lost our home and all our mementos, it would be okay. For, I have taught them to remember the stories that will be forever with them in their memory and hearts. I hold these practices close to my heart. I have been blessed in my life by many experiences and travels. I have the memories, that is all I need. Take a moment today, tomorrow and this season to gather and tell the stories.
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Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.