Week #99 – Go Ahead…Reminisce (and Remember Together)
Greetings Happyness Tribe — and Happy Friday!
There’s been a lot of nostalgia going around lately. Maybe it’s the loss of yet another childhood friend. Maybe it’s that late summer longing we feel to stop the clock or maybe even turn back time. Maybe it’s just our parents cleaning out their attics.
Maybe it’s simply that it feels good to remember good times and good friends.
I had occasion to share a few old pictures with friends this week. One had lost his childhood friend and neighbor. Another lost her brother a decade ago. And yet another lost her son.
As I came across the photos, it occurred to me that I should NOT share them. What if it hurt the person receiving them? What if it was a bad time? What if they weren’t thinking of that person right then and there?
And then I remembered…you’re ALWAYS thinking of that person. And, for me, the only thing more wonderful than remembering Rob on my own…is having someone remember him to me!
So I reached out. I shared those photos…and let the other person know I was thinking of them, and remembering their loved one fondly. The result?
Your Happyness Challenge for the Week Ahead: Go Ahead…Reminisce! Remember things together! If you are thinking of someone, let them know. If you have a fun memory, share it. If you know someone who is grieving, ask what that person was like. Remember them fondly. The stillness of August is a great time for long chats and whims of memory. Remember the good times. Enjoy them. They, too, have made you who you are today!
It’s okay to walk down memory lane once in awhile…there are beautiful people there!
Spread Happyness — share your thoughts, and your favorite memories, in the comments!
8/5/16 by Grace Church
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