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Monday, November 2, 2009

NaBloPoMo Day 2

Lately I've been doing a lot of reminiscing and contemplation about my past.  I'm trying to bring out the happy memories.  It's too easy to always focus on the bad memories, which does nothing but bring you down.  Why is it that bad memories stick better in our minds than the good times?  As I get older, I'm finding that memories of good times are fading quickly.  In fact, there's times when I have difficulty even remembering anything about my childhood.  Oh how I wished I remembered those times that I swore I'd never forget. 

I also wish that I had wrote in a journal or a diary on a more consistent basis.  I love to write so that wasn't the issue.  The issue has always been that I haven't taken time to write.  Goodness, so much of my life has revolved around learning how to take time for myself.  I still am very guilty of missing the mark.  God has tried to show me the consequences of being in too much of rush, but I'm constantly pushing His wisdom and leading aside.  Why must we be so stubborn when we know better?

So that leaves me here, making a conscious decision to take time to document life; the good and the bad, to be more open to experiencing life; not just merely existing, and to enjoy the whole experience.  Life is far too short to just go through the motions.  Wouldn't you agree?

~*Melody*~

3 comments:

Nicole said...

I wish I had diaries and such from more periods of my life. I've got a number of handwritten ones packed away somewhere - probably way back in GA. oh well!

About Erin... said...

Hi Melody! I found your blog on the Bloom website and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I had this same thought not too long ago. I always have the best ideas and the most random times. Or I will hear something that totally inspires me and 5 minutes later I can't remember it. I purchased a very small journal (maybe 5 in X 4in) that fits in my purse. I have it with me all the time and I use it WAY more than I ever imagined. I wouldn't call it a journal; it is my secret book of inspiration...only for me. You should get one!
Looking forward to more posts :-)
Erin

Korey said...

I agree. It's so easy to get swept up in life and forget to take time.I can't remember how many times in HS I said I was going to keep up with a journal but I never did :P I still have some but not as many as I wish I had.

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