Speak random enjoyable memory shortcut

Sometimes I’m pestered by bad memories. (I suspect I’m not the only one.) So, I’ve made a shortcut for my phone to speak an enjoyable memory to me. This makes me smile and helps take my mind off the bad memories. (I am not a mental health professional and this is not mental health advice.)

I have a folder on iCloud called Memories where I’ve stored some good memories. It has photos with descriptive file names, PDFs with text and Pages documents.

I say “Hey Siri, good memory” into my iPhone or iPad. The shortcut selects a random file from the ‘Memories’ folder and speaks the contents of the file followed by the filename. I don’t even need to open my iPhone or iPad.