I thought I would like to share some motivation and positivity your way.
A few moments ago,
I just watched a video where 100+ year old men and women shared their life experience with viewers and what they believe is keeping them going. It is nice to think that you can be alive to see the world grow at that certain age and above.
They have outlived their family, they are left inside their minds with what their life once was. The most important information that I found was that they all had memories that brought smiles across their faces.
A) A gentleman said that when he was in his adolescent years, he would stay up all night until morning sitting by his radio listening to jazz tunes.
He completely gets taken away into a different world.
B) One lady said that she talks to memories of her family as she walks down the street. She said people must think that she is absolutely bonkers but no, she is talking to her children, her husband.
The love that surrounds her as her family is the very air that she breathes.
When I was thinking this through, I truly took in the message that the beauty about living and being who you are is that all you have in the end of your past is memories. You can relive scenarios in your very mind, as if you were right back there. You can feel the love that you felt then and there. Scents can bring back memories, visual locations, words, songs, anything.
Memories are all around us, memories are who we are today. We are creations of our experiences. We are the story tellers of our own lives.
Next time a family member or a close friend invites you out for lunch, a movie, or even just a walk – say yes!
Make those memories, collect as many as you can no matter how little or how irrelevant it sounds to you, because you never know what fantastic memories you could make.
You aren’t making any memorable memories at home in front of the telly!
If you are a person like me and you are the kind of person that likes quiet moments in with a book, favourite music, good series on Netflix – going outside doesn’t sound that desirable. Some of the best memories that I have in my life is when I haven’t taken a second thought and I agreed to social situations even though I internally hated the idea of them.
I have always had a message floating around in the back of my mind. It was from an elderly lady in medical care who used to be a dancer when she was younger.
She said something that she wants more than anything is to turn back time and be able to get up to dance. She misses the freedom of being about to stand, walk around, and go up the street dancing to the sounds of life.
For me, once I heard that, I have always tried to make the most of having a healthy body and get out there. Lazy days are always in order, but sometimes it is nice to stretch those legs and get out there. If you hear a nice new song, get up and have a little bit of a laugh and a jig to the music.
There are two kinds of people.
Those who wait for an opportunity to take advantage of, and those who create their own opportunities.
Make those memories, lavish moments and surround yourself with the deep love that lies around you. Even if those people around you don’t show it, take moments to feel it and carry that love with you in return.