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

Author Unknown

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Chapter 12, Page 7, Book 19

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December

James M. Barrie

December 7th -a December to remember

Make it a December to remember and create new memories to remember in the days ahead. For most of us this is a month that is full of memories of the past and we hold with the customs and traditions of days gone by.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t create some new ones.

First if all,  we need to live each moment in the present.  It’s so easy to get distracted from what is supposed to be the true meaning of the holiday seaso— giving  to others and spending time with those you love.  When you find yourself overwhelmed, take a deep breath and remind yourself to pay attention.  Even the smallest things like a  smile from a festive stranger can symbolize the holiday season. If you take a moment to pay attention to what’s going on all around you, you'll be much more likely to remember it long after the season has passed by;

The nice thing about having a bad memory, you enjoy reruns.

Author Unknown

Take a good look at your holiday traditions. Sticking to the traditions we love is one way to make sure your holiday season will be more memorable.  But we also need to be open to new experiences..  As much as we love adhering to old traditions a surefire way to make this holiday more memorable is to do something you’ve never done before.  Trying something new- regardless of what you
are celebrating is a great way to  make a moment memorable.  When we do the same things over and over we are less likely to remember it.

We need to take time to write our memories down and to take pictures. All we need is an open mind and a little dedication.  Write down the things that mean the most to you and focus on the positive things, so that next year you cn look back and smile at the memories.

When you find a golden memory, savor it.

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Too many times I’m focused on the to Do list and not the present, but I really like to live in the moment and savor it and this year, I’m planing on having having a December Ill never forget.

Memories fall like snowflakes on my dreams
The snowflakes toss and tumble each different and yet the the same.

Lisa Schroeder


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We get a chance to make new memories every day.

Mevely317 said...

Tom and I really don't have any shared traditions. So, I like what you've said about being open to new experiences. Perhaps - depending on his mood (*smile*) -- I'll share this with my son. Since his girls were born, he has NEVER entertained the idea of being anywhere but home on Christmas morning. This will be the first Christmas in 25 years his oldest won't be under the same roof -- or even under the same state.

I'm definitely going to take your suggestion about writing my memories and taking more pictures!

Mevely317 said...

OOPS -- Guess who didn't proofread what she just wrote! Really, I'm not crazy. Much! LOL.

Chatty Crone said...

I liked all of this, but the thing that hit me was the first quote:

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. That is pretty deep if you think about it.

I love things like that.

jack69 said...

Yes you said it right. It is easy to get busy and overwhelmed. But I must keep telling myself, forget the stress, let's make a memory.
Love ya lady
Sherry & jack

R's Rue said...

Beautiful post.

betty said...

I love having traditions especially when I was growing up and then the kids were growing up, but I agree, making new traditions/memories are good too! We are planning an evening out all together to enjoy the lights at the Phoenix Zoo here. It was something we couldn't do before due to hubby's crazy schedule but now that he retired, we can start and plan new traditions to carry forward. Always fun to do!



traditions are important indeed. i enjoy the special moments that come with the december holidays. "If you take a moment to pay attention to what’s going on all around you, you'll be much more likely to remember it."

Rick Watson said...

Lovely post Ma. I saw a short video yesterday evening about gratitude and I thought of you.
Here’s the link to it on Vimeo.’m