You’ve probably heard the saying that inside every person is a book waiting to be written. With the ability to self-publish, it can now become a reality, but often we make the process too difficult. That is, we adults make it difficult. Watch the video explanation that this eight year old girl gives about how to not only publish, but market her books.
Maybe we should watch this with our own grandkids and get them started on the path of creating their own books. Great for their self-esteem and a family forever keepsake as well. What ideas can your family come up with?
Finding that poem reminded me of the awesome life that Nick Vujicic has made for himself against all odds. Born without arms or legs, he motivates young people around the world to be the best that they can be. As well as being able to find Nick’s inspirational videos on Youtube, this is his new book, Life Without Limits. Makes you realize that happiness doesn’t depend on our circumstances, doesn’t it?
Here’s another great book that you and your older grandchildren will enjoy reading. It’s called ‘Anne Frank and Me’ and tells the story of a modern teen who visits a holocaust museum with her class and is transported back to the days of Anne Frank.
Since much of the story takes place in the concentration camp and the events leading up to it, the book isn’t suitable for younger readers. Extremely well written, the following quote from the book has become a favorite of mine: “Amazing things happen to people. Then they die. If no one remembers their stories, the memory of who they were and what they did blurs, like watercolor paintings left in the rain. Until, finally, nothing is left on the canvas.”
Those words bring me to tears. Our stories are indeed amazing and deserve to be remembered. Are you taking steps to share yours with future generations?
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Grandchildren and Photos
If you enjoy taking photographs, this website of my oldest daughter's has a lot of tips and ideas to make your hobby more enjoyable.