Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make a Memory

What are the moments that stick out in your mind? Have they ever involved people you hardly knew? Would they care that moment has been implanted in your permanent memory?

I have been reminded of a conversation I had with three guys several years ago. While we share the same employer there is only one of them I have talked to since. I doubt if any of them remember me or what we talked about. They gave me a new perspective on something I was going to write off, and really gave me hope that good guys still exist. Today, one of them is burying his 33 year old wife. I won’t go to the services or otherwise contact him because we only had one conversation over dinner. While it is one moment that I will always remember, but I doubt it would register with him.

Life is short – even if you get to live to be one hundred years old. Everyone says it all occurred in a blink of an eye. I once read an article where actor John Leguizamo once said that with children “the days are long but the years are short.” Isn’t that how it is in our daily life? We go to work and can’t wait to get home only to begin the process again. All our days run together like the watercolor mess of an inexperienced artist.

We may never know the mark we actually made on Earth. We may never know how many lives we touched. We only have a few generations that we will actually be remembered unless we do something to make it into the history books. But history isn’t always made by world leaders, inventors, and activists. We touch people’s lives and transform small pieces of the world every day.

Get out and transform those moments into memories that way if you ever get Alzheimer’s you will have reflections of many great moments.

-Disaster Chick, Weekly Correspondent

7 comments:

bodhi23 said...

Well said.
Life is to be lived.

bodhi23 said...

This post also reminds me that we should not wait to make amends with family or friends. You may lose your chance to tellthem how much they really mean to you.

Doc said...

Very true statement about children...

Evil Twin's Wife said...

All so true. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

Raquel's World said...

Very inspiring. I'm gonna give it a try.

Boonie S said...

Interesting perspective. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Disaster Chick said...

Thank you!