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Wonderful Memories

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Do you have wonderful memories?


When I talk about memories, I am not talking about the basic ability to recall facts…. In fact, my ability to remember certain things is slipping a bit! It sometimes it takes me a while to remember a person’s name even though I remember the face. And don’t ask me about historical facts – I wasn’t good at that even back when I was young! The loss of some ability to remember is just a normal function of getting older.


The wonderful memories I am talking about are the events we have experienced which bring us pleasure. We all have them – pleasant parties with family and friends, childhood events like climbing that huge tree in the back yard, your first kiss as a teenager, or amazing scenery from a delightful vacation.


Recalling these satisfying memories can help calm ourselves in troubling situations. Looking back to happy memories often brings gratitude – we can give thanks for the gift of these memories. Recalling happy times can pierce through the darkness of sadness or regret. And sometimes wonderful memories can even help us understand ourselves better and help point us into a career path or a new hobby.


The photo attached to this meditation is from my recent trip to Elche, Spain, where I visited the Palm Forest, a Unesco World Heritage site. When I view this and other photos I took on that trip I remember the vast varieties of palms I saw, helping me to appreciate even more the wondrous creation God has loaned to us while we walk on the earth. I can use this memory along with many others to bring joy and happiness to my life.


My prayer for you today is that you have many wonderful memories from lots of different events in your life, and that you can recall these memoirs to bring yourself to a happy, contented place. May you find joy in your wonderful memories!


Have a blessed Monday!

Faye

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