It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Going from this place to another place is like the bird in winter who remembers the beauty of her Springtime nest just to keep herself from freezing.

Nancy Wood

We often take our memory for granted until we get to the age where we have trouble remembering. Good memories encourage us, warm us on a cold day and help to keep hope alive in our hearts.

When Jesus blessed the bread and cup of wine at the Last Supper he said to those who were dear to his heart: Do this in memory of me. (Luke 22:19) The power of this statement has remained until this day because we have carried it on from generation to generation.

Our ability to remember is a precious gift. It is in remembering our blessings that our hearts are filled with gratitude. Without memory we would be unable to savor the good things that have happened to us and for us. Memory can bless us or haunt us depending on how we receive it and live with it.

Scripture : Deuteronomy 4:9-20
But take as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children's children.

We have such a store house of good memories to give us hope and inspiration that are filled with love and happiness. May these memories prevail over the the distressing memories so that we can focus on the ones that are consoling and strengthening to us.

Today I will carry one blessed memory in my heart and
let it sustain me with happiness and peace.
'On Ya' - ma

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Reading your post on memory brought back the fact that both my Dad's sister and her husband had Alzheimer's disease at the same exact time. They lived into their late 80's, but their last years were marred by this debilitating disease. Those memories made were lost within them. It was so sad to watch two otherwise healthy people begin to go down right before our eyes.