Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
It is very true that we often don’t appreciate some thing or someone until we no longer have it. I love having a picture album on my computer as those pictures jog my memory. Special celebrations, people and places are right there. Seeing some thing or someone ’s picture brings back a good feeling all over again. It refreshes my memory. It’s like doing it all over again for the second time.
Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.
From the movie An Affair to Remember
Often in life we forget the things we should remember and remember the things we should forget. I try to savor and save the good memories. I try to treasure memories of hot summer days and air conditioned nights so that when like bad things happen, like winter time, I can remember. I can say, Thanks for the memories !
When we lose someone dear to us. Be it a friend, a spouse, o child or a pet all we can do to soften the loss is to keep the memories fresh of the good times we did have with them. We just need to be thankful for what ever time we had. And I think when you have good memories to hang on to, we can change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.