Building Family Identity, Resilience, Bonding and Knowledge
Share Life Plus is about helping you build family identity, resilience, bonding, and knowledge
We do that by providing an AWS-based cloud platform for you to write content, to upload and embed images, video, audio recordings and documents.
Share Life can be used to document your family’s history, your life story, your family memories, your values, your knowledge — anything authentic.
When children understand their family history, they develop Family Identity. Having a family identity provides a springboard from which they can more effectively carve their own path, build a life of their own.
When children understand life stories within their extended family, especially where current or past family members have faced adversities and have fought through, they gain coping skills and resilience.
When current and future generations have access to a rich heritage of family memories it promotes intergenerational bonding. Fun times, tough times, victories, defeats — they all form a wealth of family memories. These family memories can bond families over multiple generations. Family memories help future generations understand that they are part of something bigger than themselves and that they have ancestors that have invested in their future.
When current and future generations have access to the knowledge gained by their ancestors over a lifetime, they will be able to leverage that knowledge to achieve greater outcomes in their lives.
Imagine, as a child, if you had had access to a wealth of family history, family life stories, memories and knowledge. You would have felt tremendous gratitude that you had ready access to the thinking, life, and living of your ancestors. Family members who invested in time to ensure you had access to truth. You would have not wanted to let them down knowing they had invested so much time in you. You would know that it was made available to you so you could learn, live and laugh with your ancestors.
In short that information would have given you a deeper sense of purpose.
The Share Life concept can be started by any family leader and it doesn’t have to be a structured process. Begin by preserving the fun times, preserving the memories of your children growing up, the crazy stories of your youth, and so on. Over time you will naturally extend the type of content you add to Share Life.
If you are a grandparent, your children and grandchildren will be the first beneficiaries of your efforts. Work with your adult children to ensure they are onboard and to ensure you’re helping them achieve the goals they have for their children. Ensure they understand that you are trying to build something that you hope they will add their stories to and insight to so that their children and grandchildren will benefit.
We hope to see many begin a new family tradition of building family identity, resilience, bonding and knowledge over generations. Great multigenerational families don’t just happen. Each generation builds on previous generations.
None of this means or is intended to mean that your children and grandchildren will embrace and carry forward all of your thinking and beliefs, nor should you go into this with that sort of expectation. But it does mean they have a springboard to grow from.
The seeds of great multigenerational families are planted by ancestors and cultivated by current generations.
We hope you will join and stay with us as, over time and with your suggestions, we plan to build great software that will help all members accomplish individual goals for their families.