Spread some laughter and memories in these uncertain and worrying times.
Get the box of old photos from the loft.
Dust off the photo albums or trail through the photos on your computers, tablets or phones.
With your loved ones, family and children, tell stories and evoke memories of your parents, grandparents, children, family and friends.
Share stories of your childhood with your children.
Call loved ones and retell stories that each picture holds.
If you can video call, show photos and ask who that person is in the picture?
Let grandparents tell their stories of their lives and experiences.
Bringing those memories alive again and sharing those stories will bring families together even at a distance.
You can laugh about that dodgy haircut or flared jeans. Be reminded about that best friend at school that you lost touch with.
We can learn more about our extended family and children may want to start a photo family tree.
Our grandparents and parents are the ones who can tell us about the tough times they experienced, how families, streets, towns and countries pulled together, looked out for one another and triumphed together. How going without and having restrictions was hard, but they came through it.
It may only take a second to take a picture, but each picture can promote talking for hours.
The picture holds the memories. To keep memories alive, we need to share them again and again. Keeping the photos in the box or in the album, they collect dust and the memories fade.
Author Gill Pitcher