Dump On Me
Okay, Dear Reader. I’m ready.
For you to dump on me.
Give me your unvarnished opinions. In 2015, I want my words and examples to compel people to Make a Memory of their own. I’ve included working text and examples below. Is it confusing? Does it yield a Make a Memory idea or several? Is it unclear? Stupid?
Dump on me. I want people to start inviting people to Make a Memory on January 2, 2015, and I need to be sure my request is effective, compelling and easy to execute.
Turn “I wish I had” into “I’m glad I did.”
Who matters to you? Maybe you’re like me, with aging parents who are still somewhat healthy. Or perhaps you find yourself near Life’s end, with adult children and grandchildren. Maybe you have a friend with whom you’ve lost touch, or you’re surrounded by people you never really SEE.
We can all name people we take for granted, because everybody’s swamped. Overwhelmed. Harried. We mean to make memories with people who matter, but often, we put it off for someday. And someday morphs into never, as Life’s unpredictability claims the people we love.
I wrote Not Without My Father to inspire others to Make a Memory. Now. Today. To grab someone and turn “I wish I had” into “I’m glad I did.”
Make a Memory is a MOVEMENT.
Help start it by making your own memory.
- Post a picture or video online.
Roy Watkins (Dad), you’ve always wanted to return to Germany before you’re gone. Here’s your chance to take a trip on me. Will you visit Germany with me and Make a Memory in 2015? #NWMFMakeaMemory
- Include your name, where you live, and who you’re inviting to make a memory.
- Show the memory you want to make with a photo, a map, a gif or a video. Be creative. Make everyone who sees it want to Make this Memory with you.
- Tag the person you’re inviting to Make a Memory so they can respond.
- Hashtag your post with #NWMFMakeaMemory.
We’ll collect your Make a Memory submissions and showcase them here.
Your Make a Memory entry could change your life.