Recently, I was on the family Facebook page and a picture of my great great grandparents came up and I wondered what were they thinking or feeling at that moment in time? And then I realised that I didn't know anything about them besides that they were my relatives and their names initially - and I found this upsetting as I didn't know who they were. I luckily had my Grandmother a phone call away to ask a few stories about them; but what if I hadn't? They would have just been another photo in my family album; which is such a loss to never know the person they were.
Though it's too late for my great great grandparents it's not too late for our generation to utilise social media when positing a photo on Facebook or Instagram to make it an account of our hopes, ambitions and thoughts at that moment in time. Or even just what was significant about that moment that you took the time to post it? This could include a sight (the view on the top of a mountain), a sound (background music) , a taste (sea salt from the ocean air at the beach), a feel (the fluffiness of my dog)
The value in this is that this information can be a self reflection of one's life - like a storybook - to be passed down from one from generation to the next generation. This would gives us deep insight into our loved ones and can be seen at the end of our lives to reflect on significant moments in our lives.