Our memories are things that can be passed down from one generation to another. Each of us is born with an innate ability to create brand new memories, but when we pass away, so will all of our memories. Our loved ones carry a piece of us with them forever when they have pictures and our stories to share with their family and friends.
I lost my grandmother, Lynda, when I was 26 years old. To say that it was a difficult time in my life would be an understatement. I miss her every day and am constantly reminded of the impact she had on me. What I wouldn't give to have a single moment with her again.
But I do have moments—moments that are captured in pictures that sit on my desk at work, reminding me of all the memories we shared and how lucky I was to have her as my grandmother. Photos allow me to relive the best moments of my life with the people who I love most.
Photos are important because they capture memories for us, allowing us to relive them over and over again. Every time you look at a photo, you're transported back to that moment in time—to all of the emotions you felt then and how special those feelings were. And even though you can't go back into the past, pictures let you see it clearly through a window into a different time and place.
If taking pictures is something you've never thought twice about or maybe even avoided altogether, consider doing something new and different today: pick up your phone, grab your camera, or open up your photo album and start flipping through it!