Many of us go on vacations, take expensive trips, spend money to experience cool shows, concerts, experiences – only to complete them and start searching for the next best thing to do/ next best place to go. We come back from an amazing trip and start wondering about where our next one should be. We finish one concert and look up who else is coming to town in the next few months. A lot of time, especially in our fast paced world, we tend to only look ahead and forget about all the places and things we’ve done in the last little, or long while. We don’t make enough use of our great memories!
Memories serve such an important function, both personally and collectively as a group of people. When was the last time you took a look at the pictures from that amazing trip you went on three years ago? How long ago did you scroll back down on your insta posts to see what you were doing on New Year’s 2015? Or 2012? More than likely, it’s been a while. This short post is to remind you to take a look back and get recharged from all of the beautiful and happy memories we have in our personal treasure boxes of the mind.
Perhaps it’s going through old photos online, or an album that you haven’t looked through in ages, or maybe it’s reading a loved one’s letter that was sent a while back (or a card they sent), or perhaps it’s the notebook you used to write so diligently in when you were a teenager, or maybe even sharing your favourite moments with your siblings or friends or wife/husband. We can and we should tap into our deep reserves of recollection we’ve lived through in life. Sure, we may not come across all happy memories from the past, but in that case we can see how FAR we’ve come since then! It’s certainly not something to be scared of when visiting past moments. If anything, it might be a good reminder to revisit the issue and look to get help about it/ learn from it/ move on from it.
So! Go pick up that memento box you’ve stored in the bottom drawer and look through the tickets, the notes, and other little trinkets you’ve saved in it. Remember, making new memories should not always be the go-to thing when you want to ‘get away’. Sometimes it’s revisiting the memories you’ve made along the way that will recharge your soul the most. You’ve worked hard to make them, so be sure to enjoy them too.