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

Author Unknown

Monday, February 08, 2021

Chapter 2, Page 8, Book 21

Let go of the past but keep the good memories.

Michelle McKinney Hammond

January 8th - hang on to the good memories

Nothing is ever really lost to us as if we remember it.

L.M. Montogomery

I try to remember the good and forget the bad, so that when tough times comes, I’ll have good memories to get me through them.

Life is a mixture of both, but why hang on to the bad ones.  They only tend to drag us down. Remembering the good times always make us happy.

Recalling happy memories and creating new ones through positive experiences can fuel feelings of gratitude and turn off the spigot of negativity.

Redirecting one’s thoughts to better times or memories of gratifying experiences may prove to be a powerful safeguard against anxiety and depression. Nostalgia makes us happy and healthy.

Far from being an escape from the present, it’s a source of strength enabling us to face the future. It can help us to combat loneliness and reinstate our sense belonging, keeping us   connected  to people.  Through memories we can relive a lot of the sense of being connected to the people we miss.

It evokes inspiration and boosts creativity.But we need to forget the bad and build on the good.Remember the happy moments to help you face the bitter ones.  They become the fuel that gives us energy we need to move forward.  They become an oasis of peace that gives us shelter in the storm, and are incredible sources of hope.

It’s important not to waste the present and enter into good experiences which will be used in the future to face the bad times.  Today we can build our tomorrows, so make sure to create a strong foundation that can withstand emotional earthquakes.

Nostalgic people tend to be more compassionate and empathetic because they value relationships. They are people people.It simply means to be more aware of what we are experiencing and become a collector of memories to protect us in the sad hours. 

Sometimes we will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

Dr. Suiess.


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

Forget the bad, but remember the good times!

jack69 said...

The Dr. Suiess quote was a fitting ending. Yes those memories are special, it is easy for me to remember the good ones. I did like what you said here:
Remember the happy moments to help you face the bitter ones......
That is a fact.
Love from NC
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

That second meme (with the Willow Tree angel) is one of my very favorite sayings!
I hope you'll excuse me if I go repeating myself, but this post reminds me of my all-time favorite song from The Way We Were: "For it's the laughter we will remember, whenever we remember the way we were."


a beautiful post full of wisdom. just what i needed to hear today.