Memories in the making……

An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but greatens, his life.- Stephen S. Wise

In a fast paced world of jobs, school, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and household chores, it’s easy to forget to spend time with the people you love. Togetherness gets lost in trying to coordinate schedules & keeping up the workload & activities in a busy life.

I know of some families that still get together on loved ones birthdays, that have passed on.  It is just simply a meal with reflections of that person.  Wouldn’t that be admirable, just to honor someone in such a way?  Another family goes on a trip each year on the date of a passed loved one’s birthday.  It’s just a way of them keeping in their remembrance the joy they had for that person.

Another thing to do is to make a tradition with your family.  One thing our family used to do is on Christmas, at my grandparent’s house, was exchanging gifts.  One of the gifts was always a box with 2 ugly neckties.  Whatever lucky person got them, had to save them until the next year.  Then, they could give those 2 ties & add any other article of atrociousness to it, if they chose.  It was fun each year to see who was going to end up with the ties.

Just know, when you look back on your life. It won’t be the big promotion or the grade average that will warm your heart. Rather, important memories of the times you shared with loved ones will warm your heart. Enjoy your loved ones now, while they are still here. Celebrate life with the people dearest to your heart.

Challenge: Mark on your calendar & make a date with someone you love. Have dinner with your family, take your grandmother or grandfather on a picnic, go walking with a friend, take a pet or a child outside & play in the yard. Make some memories!

I hope everyone takes time out this week to spend some time with someone you love. Let me know what you did & how it turned out. I can’t wait to hear about the fun you have.  But right now, I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes!

Parts of this article was taken from a book- 101 Ways To Make a Difference Today by Candy Paul

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