Have you ever caught yourself thinking back to happier times?
Those moments in your life when you felt so much JOY.
Maybe it was a family vacation, when life flowed with ease and everyone felt connected.
Summers with friends, experiencing new adventures, cracking jokes with each other along the way.
Did you love cooking with your mother, spending time with your dad? Your siblings? You pets?
How did it make you feel?
You may feel some resistance as you read this.
“My body can’t do that anymore.”
” My resources are limited.”
“Those people I love are no longer here.”
While this may be true, I don’t want you to get stuck on the “cant’s”.
The essence of those rich, beautiful moments are still inside of you waiting to be enjoyed.
Memory works through association. You can use your 5 senses to reinvent those positive emotions and triggering those memories now.
Recently I blew the dust off of my college diploma and placed it in my office where I could see it every day.
Seeing it reminded me of one of the most meaningful moments of my life. It reminded me of the pride I felt as I walked across the stage and saw my 2 young sons beaming up at me.
It reminded me that I could do hard things. It also reminded me that I am always stronger and smarter than I think I am.
What happy memories can you bring back to life?
Is there a special picture you can find that will make you smile the moment you see it?
A song that that will remind you of your fun times high school years?
A scent that will bring you back to a tropical place?
Don’t leave your precious memories in the past never to be enjoyed again.
If they made you happy then, odds are….they will make you happy now.
I’d love to hear from you. What happy memories would you like to bring back to life?
Drop your comments below.