What are your three most vivid memories of the last week? Exactly: hard to remember, right?
Over the course of a lifetime, we accumulate so many memories, and yet so many seem to be in the distant past.
Do memories get better over time? Do we make them more memorable by highlighting, minimizing, or whitewashing them? Probably all of the above.
What if memories were not about the past but more about right now.
What if, right now, as you are reading this, you imprint a memory about this moment, or even a future moment, and store it away to enjoy later.
What would you remember about this moment? Who would you think about, and why? What would you miss if it were gone that you would want to vividly remember? What aspect of your life at this moment is worth remembering forever?
Someone you love, something you cherish, the job you have, your friends, someone in your life who may have only a short time left on this earth…what is worth remembering?
My new Fitbit reminds me throughout the day to take two minutes and just breathe. I’ve been using that time to remember something about that moment that I hope will stay with me.
Every moment is an opportunity to imprint what’s good.
“Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” —Dr. Seuss