Why do we hold certain space markers in time so close to our hearts?
The stars on the calendar that designate special days and moments are there to encourage us to remember to remember.
My husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary. As the day approached we planned a celebration dinner. Throughout the anticipation and planning of the celebration we talked about what we were doing in this space of time years ago as we designed our wedding.
We talked about how he proposed, the preparation and the ceremony.
But more importantly I was reminded of the feelings of that space in time.
I could FEEL the excitement again. I could sense the bouquet in my hands and the smell of the lilies. I once again was holding my son's arm as he walked me through the grass to ceremony site. I could hear the ocean as the waves crashed to the rocks just steps from our vows. I could feel the commitment as my husband stated, in front of our family, why he loved me. I could see the joy in the faces of the ones who joined us as we cheered with champagne, ate and danced.
I once again felt gratitude for the joining of us.
It was more than just saying "Happy Anniversary."
The most important part of this exercise is this— We are here to have joy.
By remembering not just with your mind, but through re-feeling the joy and bringing it out of the memory space and into your emotions here and now the joy will flow through you again. The more joy you can remember, the more joy you will live in, and the more joy you will make.
How can you use this daily? Remember that every moment is a future memory. Fill every day with joy worthy of a star on the calendar.
The next time one of your special days marked with a star come up on your calendar Remember to Remember - not just the day, but also the feelings, the sights, the sounds and the smells.
Re-feel the experience.
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Pennie's Life Lesson- "Remember to Remember not just a memory, but to re-feel the joy the memories hold."
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