April is tax time – a good time to focus on our earnings and where we’ve deposited them for the best results – a retirement account, a vacation home, contributing to a non-profit or a grandchild’s education. All positive investments, but how about a different kind of deposit into a different kind of bank?
A quote from Chuck Swindoll, “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children” caught my attention recently. This kind of deposit can create a lifetime impact. Whenever my father, who flew for Pan American, arrived home from an international trip I delighted at hearing about his adventures. Whether he knew it or not, he was making a deposit in my memory bank and it continues to bring me a positive returns long after he is gone.
Think about the deposits you are making in your children’s or grand children’s memory banks. Most will be positive investments in their future, in their self-esteem and in their character. Sometimes though, we are quick to answer a text or call in the middle of listening to a child talking about his day. If that happens often enough, the message is that others are more important and unfortunately that’s the memory that gets deposited.
Our children are adults now and have blessed David and me with eight wonderful grandchildren. Like most grandparents, every chance we get we try to make positive deposits into our family’s memory banks. Celebrating holiday traditions, sharing special outings, and spending individual time with each grandchild enrich us all.
With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, there is no gift more special than capturing meaningful memories on a video that the family can enjoy. A video can be a positive investment into the memory banks of your loved ones. If you want to learn more about having a video produced, please contact us.Share