"Remember this,--that very little is needed to
make a happy life."
--Marcus Aurelius, author (121-1-80), Meditations, vii. 67.
Recently I enjoyed a Dove milk chocolate nugget. The inside of its wrapper held these words: "Life is all about making memories." Well, life is not all about making memories, but we do create memories as we live life.
Scrapbooking is a favorite pastime of many these
In my teens and twenties I kept a scrapbook (not the one above), although not as elaborate as those kept today. But what I kept in my scrapbook is no different than those of today: good memories.
Who would want to keep things that would remind us of bad memories? Probably nobody. We would rather forget those bad memories. We try to push them into oblivion so we won't have to relive them.
About the only value of bad memories is that we can learn from them so we won't stumble into the same situation that brought about the bad memory. You know, experience is the best teacher.
So, don't recall past mistakes and bad judgments. That would only serve to sour your todays and hit you with a negative attitude that is sometimes difficult to adjust. When we mentally review our life we can fill volumes with bad memories but don't keep them in your mind's scrapbook.
Promise yourself that you won't dwell on negative things you may have stumbled over. Try to push them away to make room for the many good memories you have. You'll be happier and probably make those around you happier as well.
What's in your scrapbook? All good memories, I hope.
I'll leave you with this:
"Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad."
--Christina Georgina Rossetti, author (1830-1894)