Wednesday, April 16, 2014
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER
A friend rang me up on the phone this morning. Now why is it that when you don't need it.... it comes! I meant a call coming in when you needed to be somewhere else. To make a long story short, she just wanted to pour out her heart over such a boring day -- hers not mine, of course. I looked over at the wall clock and saw that time was running quickly out. So I hurriedly rummaged through the blog for something (luckily I was online but was about to log out when she called) which I wanted to say to her. So, I told her to stay put and wait for a post. An old one yet one which I think would fit the moment to a T!
Here goes.... I hope you're reading this. :-) Big hugs to you!
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER
How easy to think that life is drained dry of joy when feeling down in the dump. I’ve had those days. It never really goes no matter how you will it to. It keeps coming back to you like a bad dream or an irritating glitz on the face. Bad days are here to stay. I guess it’s there to put some balance in our life like telling us that life can’t be all nice and sunny every time. We can’t have it all as a familiar song goes.
So then what‘s to do? Walk around with gloom on our faces? Sulk and mope in our room? Drag people down to join us in our misery? Blame everyone and everything for how you feel or for what’s happening to you? Be angry? Isn’t that just how people behave when confronted with a bad day? I do.
I had a bad day today. Nothing worked today. Nothing I ever did got me the results I wanted or expected. So I was flustered and upset by it all. I got irked and disillusioned on how the day was turning out to be. It could be better but it just wasn’t. This day is hopelessly gone as far as I‘m concerned.
BUT is it really gone? I tell myself although it’s so easy to give up and let the bad day have its way, but must I simply give up and just label everything today as ‘Spoiled’ ? Maybe -- just maybe there is a way to tip the scale over to my side and perhaps save the day. So then what??
At that point, there was a knock on my office door and Glenda walked in wearing a huge smile. “It’s Timmy Boy’s first birthday and I’m giving him a party this Saturday. Glad if you could come”, she said. Fascinated by her smile so without a second thought I agreed.
What a remarkable smile!!! ------ a smile one sees at birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, debuts, weddings, graduations ---- such joyous moments of joy, fun, and laughter. I remember those occasions very well and how it filled the hearts with warmth and love all around. I remember enjoying the little one blowing out her first birthday candle on the Snoopy-designed cake; the shy smile of a blushing debutante on her first dance with her father; the radiant lovely face of the gushing bride; I remember being so thrilled on my daughter's graduation day as I watched her walk onstage diploma in hand ------- the wonderful delightful times of my life. I remember them all now.
That’s how my day finally ended -- with lovely precious memories. Already long gone yes but its sparkle undimmed and undiminished even through the years. Remembering brings back to life those precious lovely moments --- feel-good-moments. Golden memories --- golden joys to last a life time. Truth is they never were gone; they were always there in the heart. All that was needed was to remember.
All you need to do is remember. Gosh, thank God for beautiful memories.
posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Hugs, everybody! And blessings!