Joys of Today
Cherish the memories of yesterday,
Savor the joys of today,
Nurture the promise of tomorrow.
Today I’m thankful for memories
DDH and DS#1
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
My youngest son recently asked me to write down my memories. To say that was no easy task, is an understatement. I briefly typed out my time line as best I could. From birth to the present includes a lot of years. He was particularly interested in what I could remember of our family growing up.
The years my children were growing up were some of the most wonderful days of my life, yet to put it all in words was difficult.
We don’t remember the days, we remember the moments.
There are moments that stand out clear as a bell, others that slip away before I can completely grasp them. But one thing I know for sure. To have good memories, you have to first make them. And thankfully we did make a lot of good ones and I think we still making more.
I don’t believe in living in the past. Today is what matters, but our memories are part of what makes us who we are. Our memory is the brain’s filing system. It contains everything we’ve learned. Memory reminds of the good times spent with our dear and near ones. To remember the past also helps us plan for the future.
Life moves fast and memories are fleeting. It’s important to write down our memories. The older I get the faster time goes, so I’m glad my son asked to write down my memories.
On my thankful list for today:
6502. for cappuccino, at warm treat on cold days
6503. for menus and grocery lists
6504. for my coffee maker which also dispenses hot water
Give thanks and remember.
My sisters and Me
Memory . . . is the diary that we all carry about with us.