Day 8.1 – 10 Day Walk Out of the Valley of Darkness Memories (The Way We Were)

Day 8.1

October 24, 2019

Memories (The Way We Were)

Why day 8.1? Because Day 1 three years ago was really (ground zero) day 0.
Day 8.1 is all about memories. I have been thinking a lot about memories. When memories are all that you have left, you want to remember the important significant things. You don’t remember petty differences or disagreements. We all have good and bad memories of our lives. When I looked back on the past 29 years of life together, I remember many wonderful memories.

Memories are the historical accounts of our lives.
Memories, good or bad are lessons that teach.
Memories are moments from our past that will forever shape our life and our future life.
Memories are beautiful and painful.
Memories are happy and sad.
Memories are joy and pain.
Memories are sweet and sour.

There are:
Memories of the past that I want to forget.
Memories of total and complete sadness and despair.
(These are the memories, although painful, are the ones that shaped my character and created who I am today.)

Memories that I choose to remember and hold in my heart are good and pleasant:

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Memories that made me laugh and created joy.
Memories of all the wonderful places I have gone.
Memories of people that had a significant impact on my life.
Memories that made me reconsider a path I was taking.
Memories that are praiseworthy!

There was a song I loved in high school called “Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand:

Memories light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories of the way we were

Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind,
Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were

Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we?
Could we?

Memories may be beautiful and yet
What’s too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget

So it’s the laughter we will remember
Whenever we remember…. The way we were…

Memories are also very present,
I am still in the process of making very wonderful memories.
I am still a work in progress…

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