“If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.”
– Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter
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Over the years, one of my strategies to get to know others better and deepen relationships has been to take a sincere interest in their interests.
One method I’ve used to get to know my daughter Rachel is to read books she has enjoyed. Among these are:
1. The Greatest Salesman in the World, by Og Mandino (http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Salesman-World-Og-Mandino-ebook/dp/B004G8PIQ8)
2. Take the Stairs, by Rory Vaden (http://www.amazon.com/Take-Stairs-Steps-Achieving-Success/dp/0399537767)
3. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Don Miller (http://www.amazon.com/Million-Miles-Thousand-Years-Learned/dp/1400202981)
The last one made a particular impression on me, in that its focus was on a life well lived and the fantastic memories that can accompany it.
Consider picking up a copy of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years for yourself and turn up your “memory meter” of life.
Consider reading books and exploring other forms of shared experiences with those you care about to take this memory-sharing and memory-developing journey together.