Have you ever shopped an antique store or a used thrift shop and seen beautiful frames for sale, some containing old photos? I always wonder, "What's the story that goes with this photo?" I will transport myself to the time of the picture and give names to the people and places I may see along the way. I use my imagination during my brief shopping excursion to create a fabricated story, but the truth is that there really was, or is, a story.
The other truth is that our stories can sometimes get stuck in a box in the attic, given away to resale shops, destroyed or damaged in natural disasters, or just thrown out accidentally. Even with today's technological advances, we can keep our stories stuck on our phones and computers or accidentally deleted from electronic devices like I did with my son's college graduation photos when I did an upgrade on my phone years ago. They just vanished. (I still can't believe I did that! And, believe me, I tried every possible way to get someone to help get those lost photos back to no avail.)
Speaking of today's phones, I also have missed capturing precious moments due to lack of storage space on my phone. By the time I tried to make room by deleting this app or that photo, the moment had passed, and I lost a bit of that story to record. (Yes, I purchased more iCloud space, but it's not permanent storage. Watch the videos below to learn more about that!)
Have you ever experienced your own "lost stories?"
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to FOREVER®, a permanent photo storage company that also provides media conversions and print projects to make priceless keepsakes.
I gotta admit. I was extremely skeptical to give FOREVER® a try or to even listen to any information at all about them. I had so many questions.
For years, I have had it on my heart to assemble my family's stories through our photos, videos, and documents into a central location for all to see, use and enjoy as well as to create gifts to pass on to our loved ones. Yet, upon learning that there may be a perfect match to my heart's desire, I panicked with skepticism and froze from taking action towards this desire to pass on our family's legacy for our future generations.
When I shared with my friend that I was leery because FOREVER® seemed too good to be true, my friend kept gently encouraging me to at least use the free 2GB account FOREVER® offers to try it on and see for myself. Besides being free, there was also a $10 coupon to use towards future print projects, additional storage, media conversions, and software...so, why not try it on, right? Into the dressing room I went.
And, I am glad I did. I liked what I saw. It was, and continues to be, a great fit!
In a nutshell, here's what I like about FOREVER®:
And, FOREVER® has a business opportunity, too. Having an entrepreneur spirit, I was intrigued. I love being my own boss...or maybe I am just bossy...either way, if I like FOREVER so much and share it with others, why not turn a passion into a day's work?
So, here's what I LOVE about FOREVER® and why I decided to become an Ambassador with the company helping others with their collecting, curating, creating, and celebrating with their precious family memories: To celebrate our memories...today.
Not when we have more money or time to do so. Not when we can get around to it at a better time. Not when it's too late after the passing of a loved one...but, TODAY.
Three years ago, my sister suddenly passed away at the age of 57. Just the day before she passed, she stopped by my house to leave me a Valentine's Day present. I was busy cleaning the house and did not hear her knock. (Our doorbell was broken.) She left the present on my porch. Oh, how I wished I had heard her knock so I could have one more hello, one more smile, one more hug, one more goodbye. But, that will still never be enough. I'd still want more. But, I am grateful for the Tuesday night 5 days prior when she stopped by to visit for an hour. It was a wonderful visit. Ironically, we even talked about the passing of loved ones and funeral services during that visit.
What we didn't talk about was how difficult it must be to compile photos and/or videos of our deceased loved one for their services. I quickly found out how difficult it would be that next week. I knew I had wonderful photos of my sister...somewhere in the abyss of my cabinet that looked more like a closet in a cartoon where upon opening of the door, everything comes tumbling out flattening the person in front of it. Digging through boxes with not enough time or energy only provided me to find just some of the photos I had in mind, but not all.
I became determined to not let this happen to my children and loved ones when it comes time for them to compile images for my funeral. Plus, I don't want to wait to pull photos out until a funeral. I want to celebrate the memories now, documenting our stories as we live them, not when we can't remember some of the details. I have made a decision to make my family photo organization a priority in my life, and FOREVER® is gifting me the opportunity to do so confidently and efficiently.
Like anything great you experience, you can't keep it to yourself, right? That's how I felt with what I've been able to do with my photos in FOREVER®. I wanted others to experience the same joy and comfort as I was experiencing. That's when my friend invited me to consider becoming an Ambassador like herself. I had some questions (would you expect anything less?). My main concern was cost, time, and expectations. After she provided me with the answers to my questions, I found being an Ambassador to be a no brainer for me!
Here's my top 5 reasons why:
1.) The only requirement is to purchase a digital kit that costs $49.
2.) Your FOREVER® website is free.
3.) You can share FOREVER® however & whenever you want. Seriously.
4.) You don't have to lug around any products or keep an inventory of anything from which to sell. Never!
5.) Incentives including travel opportunities!
But, again the biggest perk for me is to help others live & leave a legacy with their photo & video stories & celebrate their memories today!
Want to get your free 2GB account & $10 coupon now? Click here!
Or, contact me to help you with your photo organization, storage, conversions & custom gifts!
In the meantime, I invite you to learn more about FOREVER®. The following videos seem to say it best:
Is there something in these videos that spoke to your heart? Do you have a similar desire to assemble your family's stories in one central location for all to see, use, and create keepsakes? Do you want insurance for your photos by providing a permanent digital home that will last for generations?
Then, I invite you to also try on FOREVER®!
Still want to know more? Check out FOREVER's® blog, too! Here's a recent article:
I am passionate about tacos. (Seriously, I am.)
But, I am even more passionate about T.A.C.O.S....
Talking About Celebrating Our Stories!
Are you passionate about them, too?
Then, let's do some T.A.C.O.S.!
Thank you for reading & sharing!
Hi! I'm Bonnie.