My Father, I pray that it may be mine to have the recollection of happy deeds, and not the memory of unkept promises. Help me to remember that one act is worth a thousand intentions, and that memory is the storehouse that supplies old age. Make me careful of my memory, that it may not be burdened. Amen
I found the little prayer above when reading a collection of prayers for April and it made me think about how THANKFUL I am that my memories are truly happy ones!
My 'babes' are always telling me how bad my memory is because I only remember the angels they were, not the little devils they could be. I know they weren't perfect, and I'm sure they still are not perfect either, but why would I choose to think about the bad or sad times when I can think about the JOY they all are to me.
Memories can be a burden to us when we don't let go of the bad stuff.
The heart keeps what it loves; what it dislikes it lets go.
What has happened in the past is done and over. Today is what matters most.
Forgiveness helps to ease the way to a better day.
Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Willa Sibert Cather
Yes, there are a lot of memories that I'll never forget. The good times in my life that will never be here again. Moments that have taken my breath away for sure!
Today I'm thankful for all the good things I have to remember.
Today will be another day to make good memories. I'm thankful for today.
I hope your Thursday will bring lots of THANKFUL moments too!