Treasure the Moments and Memories in Your Life!
I used to think my accomplishments would bring me the most joy in my life, they did bring a lot of happiness but I also know that it’s the moments and memories that I treasure the most. I cherish those moments I spent just watching the most hilarious home video with my parents, random window shopping plans with my sister, 1 am burger king & IHop plans with my best friends and spa days. 🙂 and I love the memories of late night study groups right before exams which never ended us studying but playing card games during college. These moments are like a collage imprinted on my heart. I always try to treasure the moments and memories of life.
Think Back to Your Favorite Memories and Moments
Life is busy and full of appointments. We often don’t take the time to think back about our favorite memories. Social media these days e.g. Facebook does its part to help with the daily memories it sends us from the year old posts. But rarely do we take the five minutes to think about our favorite memory with a childhood friend, looking at your mother laugh at a stranger kid cycling in the park, your dad trying the new dish you tried after watching MasterChef or the time you met the love of our life. The moments and the memories they create are like tiny capsules of joy. Take some time to think about your favorite memories and savor them.
Be Present in Today’s Moments
Sometimes the greatest moments in life pass us by because we are too busy to notice them. It’s easy to feel too busy to sit with your parents, husband or to just simply read a book with your child—dinner needs to be made, toys need to be picked up, and laundry needs to be done. I get it. I’ve been there a dozen times a week. But I also know that when I take a deep breath and remind myself to be present something magical happens. When I’m present for the moments of today they become the memories of tomorrow.
If you feel like you don’t have time to be present, try shifting your mindset from scarcity to abundance.
Look Forward to Future Memory-Making Moments
I try to carve out time to capture the moments that make great memories. One way to do this is to make time to do the things you love. Rarely do things go as planned, but if I’m present I will almost always find a special moment. Last weekend’s moment occurred during a trip to Washington, DC where on my way back to New York I stopped to meet a very old friend in New Jersey. We cherished the memories and laughed our butts off to the endless crushes we used to have on almost every tall man! I treasure forever.
Now while I am writing this, I am on a video call with my mom (She is making Fried Chicken :D) because taking time out for the loved ones is very important because life is short!