When I was walking my dog, Tramp, yesterday, I realized something interesting about myself. By writing this Blog each week, it makes me stop to reflect about my life and makes me more appreciative of where I am in my journey today. I know the many thoughts cross my mind daily; but writing them down adds value and nourishment to their existence and gives them a feeling of abundance.
I have always been one to appreciate small things; but somehow, every little thing I encounter now, seems so much more important. I wonder what would happen if we allowed school-aged children to have a time in their daily lessons to reflect about their day. No grade to be given or even any kind of judgment or revealing to others….just a moment to acknowledge their difficulties or happiness for the day. I bet we would have a society of much more well-balanced individuals.
Do you take time to write your thoughts in a journal? Probably everyone had a diary at some point in their lives. I wish I had done more of it. There are things when I was younger that I have just vague memories of that I would like to recall more details. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone kept journals? If my Grandmother had kept a journal, I would love to be able to read it now. She lived to be 96 and told tales of her life of leaving Virginia in a covered wagon to move to Tennessee. What an adventure! What a great treasure it would have been to have something like that to pass onto other generations! Hmmmmm….well, I didn’t take a covered wagon; but I did cross the country to move to California. Guess that counts for a bit of adventure too…And I have pictures to go along with the documenting of the journey.
Perhaps, you should consider starting the habit of taking notes of your daily life. Maybe it will help you realize how many good things come your way. Or perhaps, it will be something that you can read ten years from now and recall some really special moments. Or maybe, your children or your grandchildren will read it some day and “get to know you” a little better. I bet iPhones even have an App for the process! Whatever you do, don’t let the precious moments get lost.
Let’s see what can we call this Monday??
I know…let’s call it
Monday Gets Thankful for the Memories
Hope you take the time to reflect on some of the special times that have happened in your life. Maybe call someone that you haven’t talked to in ‘many moons’ to reminisce about some good memories.
It’s another wonderful Monday….Make it a good memory!!