I’ve been pondering the idea of memories, and what makes a memory memorable. I know that sounds redundant, but it’s not. There are memories we have that we would rather forget, but can’t. And there are precious memories long forgotten, until an old photograph or Timehop jars our mind and makes us smile.
As we live each day, do we ever give much thought to the memories we’re making?
I’m not talking about the big moments of life that stand out on their own; I am referring to the mundane–every day is the same–kind of moments that seem to get lost in their ordinariness. What if we celebrated such days as special, like turning the dreaded Monday into a day we eagerly anticipate?
Tom and I did that years ago by choosing Monday as our weekly date night. It was amazing how we both looked forward to that day, when before it wasn’t so. Monday had to be endured to get somewhere else, than it was anticipated for being special.
Every moment we have together is given by God. Let’s use this season to think of today in regards to tomorrow and how it will be remembered.
I don’t think our to-do lists will ever make it as a Timehop memory. But the time we took to make much of the little moments may not only pop up as special, but we may remember them fondly for years without a memory-jogging trigger.
You’ve heard it said that today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. Unwrap it in all its beauty today and thank God, for it’s His gift to us.