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Monday, 11 December 2017

Enjoy the moment for what it is.

Christmas can be a difficult time for people. It can remind you of what once was but is now lost. Memory is a very deceiving mechanism. We look back fondly on events and people, who at the time, may have actually been troubling.
I was chuffed to see this on Instagram

I said once to someone "Don't let the dust from the past fool you to think it's glitter".  I think our memories glimmer with an enticing sheen, only because there's no way for hard facts to correct it. Our memory is like a Facebook feed - it's photographic highlights of the good bits, or the funny bits - even the terrible events seem to lose some of their danger, from our safe position ensconced in the present.

As I've quoted before "Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire."(John Dewey) 


The only lesson we can learn from this, is to not let comparison spoil the moment. Enjoy the present, untainted by the past or hopes for the future. Now is all we have, and we should try to focus on what is special each day as it happens. No matter how small, how insignificant or how imperfect it may be. These moments are exactly how the best memories are made, even when we don't realise it at the time.


Linking with #IBOT (with a reminder that careless words can make a difference), #FortheloveofBLOG #StayClassyMama and #Dreamteam









11 comments:

  1. I love that... the past cannot be changed, not matter how hard you try or wish. It has happened, that's a fact and not negotiable - it's the meaning you wish to put to it #teamIBOT

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  2. what a great reflection, I have made this year a purpose to learn and let go to be able to enjoy the everyday.

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  3. Such a good reminder! This moment and the now is such a gift, that's why it's called the present!

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  4. Oh i so agree with this, nothing you can do to alter the past so enjoy the present :) #DreamTeam

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  5. So true- our memories often distort and make things seem far shinier than they were!

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  6. Wow, you must have a much better Facebook feed than I - I wouldn't want that in my memory, lol. Anything we haven't resolved of the past, is going to skew our memory (free advise from a psychologist).

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  7. I love your quote: "Don't let the dust from the past fool you to think it's glitter". Christmas really does have a way of doing this to us doesn't it? Great post and valuable advice. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

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  8. Very true words here! It's always good to live in the moment and enjoy it for what it is #fortheloveofBLOG

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  9. I love this! So true and yet so hard to remember sometimes. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

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