Welcome to the all new Celebrate Monday. We’ve retooled the feature to help you become a better memory keeper (with a focus on journaling) plus made it even easier to participate!

Celebrate Monday is a weekly journaling exercise designed to help you get back to basics and find more joy in your memory keeping.

Each week we’ll give you a prompt and you’ll be asked to select a story from your everyday life to share with us in the comments.

The idea is simple! Strip away the extras for a small moment to practice writing and center yourself on what is most important: the memory.

This week’s prompt:

The song that always takes me back is…

My Monday Memory

There are so many songs that remind me of certain periods in my life. I love that music forms a soundtrack for our stories. I remember riding in my dad’s 1961 Chevy that ‘we’ (I was around 5 or 6 at the time) refinished. We would go for long drives in the country belting out tunes, listening to songs like Little Old Lady from Pasadena by Jan and Dean on the cassette player. I grew up listening to oldies with my parents and didn’t really discover contemporary music until I was older. I wonder, will my daughter one day consider the songs from my teens (Hootie and the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies etc.) “oldies”?

How to Participate

  1. Select a favorite story, from past or present, related to the prompt.
  2. Share the memory by journaling in the comments on this post.
  3. Spread the celebration by commenting on stories from others.