Creating Memories


I know that Memorial Day is approaching and it’s the holiday where we celebrate those who died while serving in the U.S. military and we also acknowledge those who are still living and have served. It’s noble and respectful to honor and acknowledge. Many people visit grave sites, have other celebrations and it’s the unofficial kick-off to summer.

I can’t help but associate the word memories when I think about Memorial Day because I think it’s so important to create moments that allow us to appreciate life, love and the joy of being with others. At Christmas time, I was having a conversation with my daughter after she had done something heart-warming for someone we love. I’ll never forget her words. She said “for me, I want to help create memories for people so they can have fun and enjoy life.”

Over the last two years my family has been doing just that. We have potluck dinners to celebrate holidays and birthdays, and we even create “just because” reasons to get together. That makes all of us happy and when we look at pictures we get to relive the experience as if it were happening all over again!

So maybe we can all challenge ourselves to look for ways to create memories. It’s not the price tag attached to something but rather the feeling we get when we have an encounter that we can hold in our hearts and talk about for years to come.

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