“I Remember When…”
For anyone that has had the opportunity to work with ULEAD cards, you know the vast number of activities that are possible through the variety of elements on each card. It was during my very first experience with this amazing tool that I fell in love with one activity in particular- “I Remember When…”. The basic concept of the activity is that each person looks at the full color image on their card and tries to identify a memory sparked by that image.
I’m very intrigued by memories. We all have different types of memories (some good, some bad), but I think of them as blessings so as not to forget the past. There are no right or wrong answers in this activity. You simply open up and use your creativity to share something about yourself. By reminiscing, we can be reminded of wonderful events, people, etc. that we may have not thought about for some time.
“I Remember When…” allows us to reflect on some of these memories not only for our own personal growth, but to allow others to learn about (or from) our past as well. Because there is no reading required, there is no age restriction for this activity. I find it fascinating for groups with diverse ages to play this game because it can be inspiring to learn from different generations. For groups that are very familiar with each other, this activity can help you to discover new things about your friends, but it is also a great way to meet and become better acquainted with “strangers”.
For those of you who have a ULEAD card deck, I encourage you to play “I Remember When…” at your next family or work event. It could be a wonderful opportunity to share your cherished memories with others. Because, like the always wise Kevin Arnold said, “Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”
Bekah Finch, Detail Specialist at ULEAD