The moments that stick out in your life

@sameroad (3180)
United States
July 26, 2008 9:38pm CST
Today when I was out walking with my dog. I was kind of going through childhood memory's and i was thinking about this one time when i was on a bus and we were going to the beach ( i was a at a camp) and i remember it being very hot and i had a fan made out of paper. Well, one of the ladys on the bus TOOK it from me and said "your just gonna make yourself hotter" or something like that and I got really pissed off because I wasn't making myself hotter. It felt freaking WONDERFUL. but anyway, after that that got me to thinking..How come this moment sticks out to me? why do i remember this so clearly? How come we remember the things we do but forget others? How come there are certain things you would think that you WOULD remember but you don't? And then there are things that you do remember and its like why do i remember this? lol And do you think the moments that stick out in your life the ones you do remember. play a part in the people we are?
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@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Definately. I think some of those moments particularly the bad ones taught me things. I learned about love by having my heart broken. I learned about deceit by someone hurting me. I learned not to cheat, or be deceitful because it hurts. I learned that there is good in this world. I learned there are some friends worth having and some that are just not worth hurting. I learned how to be a good mom by moments I remember with my mother. Very nice post!
@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Most of the things that stick in my memory are also inconsequential but I discovered that they are there because I haven't resolved them. For instance, I remember a very hurtful incident where my girl scout leader insulted me in front of everyone. I slapped her (I was only 7) and I had to miss 2 meetings so I quit and my mom supported my decision after hearing the whole story. I figured out that the memory stuck with me all these years because I still resented that woman. She had a tough life, with a mean husband and a Down Syndrome child and had meant to be joking with me but it came out wrong. After I forgave her for hurting me and asked forgiveness in prayer for striking her and misunderstanding her, the memory is still there but doesn't come to light unless I call it. Try forgiving that woman's ignorance and her own frustration. See if that helps put the memory to rest and make room for more pleasant camp memories.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
Nice post. I rated, you. I do remember something during my high school life. It was of the lowest time of my life. My friend tried his best to comport me. But after all the things he done. There's only one thing i always remember from him. He show me a picture of a turtle. He explained to me what a turtle can't do and the things I can do. The comparisons make my eyes open. The truth is if they survive the unpredictable way of how our life works. Then we can too. Clear as the blue sky above.
• United States
27 Jul 08
I do think that the memories we remember are tied in not only to the way we are today but also to the people who played a part in making us who we are. I don't think there is any specific reason why we remember the things we do. To me also I wonder at some of the things that pop up in remembering. But who knows why this is.