Warm memories…

The sun sets on another day…

Somewhere in the last few days we have shifted from fall back to summer. I am sure it is a linkage problem or maybe just an issue with the transmission, but it sure feels warm outside. As I watch the warm wind blow the changing leaves it feel nearly surreal and reminds me of days, months, and years past.

I know I know, I press hard to live and focus on today. To never whine about the past or pine about the future and define ourselves in the present. I spend a lot of time with the very thoughts about making lives better by not overthinking that this may sound bad or hypocritical but I assure it is not. Sometimes you have to take a moment and remember.

Now I am not saying get lost in it, but the past does make us who we are, and taking a short time to appreciate it is not the end of the world. Instead use a few minutes to consider the best pats of your past. So walk down memory lane with me for a moment.

  • See summers in Michigan where I learned more from my Grandparents than almost anyone, bailing hay, splitting wood, and enjoying the summers with friends
  • See┬átime close friends, and a series of people who influenced me for a long time
  • See special times, special people, and special moments that I have seen and shared

Sure. Every up has a down, but I can set those aside in favor of looking at the things that are and should be best. I can push the envelope to make those moments stay special. Isn’t that the way to live? Looking at the bright side daily? Setting aside the bad parts and living for the best we can? Now I am not saying that we forget the bad, we better not, I am just saying we need to stop bringing the bad to the front and let the good show us why we continue to find a way each day.

Yeah, that’s it.

So as the sun sets on another day, stop a minute and look for a few good memories, and spend a moment with them. Don’t get lost in them but instead find strength in them. Remember a special day, month, week, or weekend. Remember and find a way to happiness, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it…

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