Do you cherish memories?

@Melody1 (967)
India
May 3, 2007 10:32am CST
"Happy moments and bygone days are never lost, they grow more wonderful within the heart that keeps them." Time is its own master.It has its own pace and is unbriddled.We try to make the most of it while it lasts. Alas!!It slips out no matter how much we try to keep it standstill.Its no use fretting over something which is beyond our control.Mind understands this logic but, heart? It turns a deaf ear to any reasoning. But O' my dear heart!How can thou even dream of chaining the invincible? Thinking hard and brooding deep, it created a beautiful closet.A closet ,where memories could be secured, stacked neatly for us to wear them whenever we needed warmth to ward off the chilling present. My question is-- How full is your closet of memories? How often you open it? What is the best memory which you have cherished and reminisced over and over?
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@bluewings (3857)
3 May 07
The mind has a heart, but the heart doesn't have a mind .Perhaps that's why when we go with our mind ,the uneasiness remains and we can't totally commit ourself to it,but when we listen to our heart our commitment is absolute,whatever the payoff. Beautiful moments are the investments that grow into dividents of rich memories.Yes,I have some magical memories cached in the depths of my heart.They mostly come back in my solitude and leave a warm feeling that transports me back in time.Thankfully the belt of memories only permit access to our heart.
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
4 May 07
Well said,bluewings.Very well said.Perhaps that is the reason I find my solitude so precious.'The mind has a heart,but the heart doesn't have a mind.'True.So true!!So long our minds have a heart,we need not worry at all.I hope it's true for all of us.:-)
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@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
3 May 07
I take alot of pictures. That is were I hold all of my memories. I have picture of my kids for every month of thier lives and I cherish every one of them. We usually take them down on thier birthdays and look to see how different they look from year to year.
@Melody1 (967)
• India
3 May 07
Yes mrbranan,photographs are a great way to immortalise our fond memories.:-)
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3 May 07
At my age I have ammassed a lifetime of happy memories. Everything from incidents of my school days and my teenage years, the birth of my son, things my son did when he was little, all kinds of memories. I would be hard pressed to chose the best memory, eachone i s precious in its own way
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
3 May 07
Life is generous with memories.We should count our blessings by the happy ones we have.Each one a gem in the crown of happiness.:-)
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@weemam (13377)
7 May 07
I love reliving all the good times . I bought a video camera when my oldest grandson was born 13 years ago , before they I have thousands of Photographs , I have some great times on the videos , we go to my oldest sons house every Christmas My mums birthday is on Christmas day too and we all go there for dinner , My 2 granddaughters aged 13 and 17 get me to do makeup and hair and we all play at twister and things like that we have a great time , My parents now 88 and 89 both have Alzheimer's now so it is even more important to capture the memories , I spend many an hour sitting here laughing at all the videos I have taken , now mostly transferred to DVD xxx
@Melody1 (967)
• India
7 May 07
So you have double celebration on Christmas.You have a great time no doubts about that Pal.Make the most Weemam.I lost my father when he was 58.All I have of him now is a couple of videos and rest imprinted in my heart.:)
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@weemam (13377)
7 May 07
Can I suggest you transfer your videos to DVD pal , I am doing all of mine at the moment . taking a long time but I will get there lol , we can loose the film but we can never loose the feelings in our hearts pal they are permanently stamped there xx
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
8 May 07
Thanks for the suggestion weemam.I am going to do it as earky as possible.Yeah,memories in our hearts are permanently stamped,no doubt.But having DVDs will be an added asset. Love you Pal and thanks .xxxx
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• Philippines
7 May 07
Hi Melody! I have a closet full of memories, some are bads and some are good ones. When I need to be strong, I look up to the bad memories. Because I don't want them to happen again. And eventually to replace them with good ones. And the good ones, is those sweet memories, that just enfold you in their warmth, even without asking for them or you seems not to need them. I think memories are the sweetest things that everyone can afford. They are endless and yet priceless. And plays important roles in our lives and are meant to be cherish. And sometimes for safety, tucked away secretly in a safe chamber of our heart. Have a nice day Melody! (^^,)
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
7 May 07
Yes,Aphroditei,people who value experiences do have good stock of memories.You have put forth a very practical point that we can learn from bad memories too in times of need to be strong.Endless yet priceless,they are never lost within the heart that keeps them. Lovely answer my friend.Thanks.(^^,)
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• Philippines
8 May 07
I think memories are great pillars for growth and improvement. And sometimes, people tend to set aside the bad ones, but yet are baffle when they keep on coming back. Because they never thought of using their bad memories as a shield, never thought of embracing them and made them their allies. If we can stand victorious on our bad memories and experiences, the fruits of our good memories will be better savoured. Thanks for the BR mark dear. I will keep it as one of my most cherished memory. (^^,)
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
9 May 07
That's a very nice thing to say friend.Thanks.I know you'll never run short of happy memories,'cause the nice person you are.(^^,)
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
5 May 07
I do chersih memories-- I think of my lost loved ones often- My favorite memories are with my grandma and gramps at the state parks- Looking at trees, walking the trails, just enjoying the days. Spending the night down there on weekends when I was younger- My gram would take me to Bingo and then McD's for a sundae. We'd play board games and a marble game wawho-- It was so much fun- I miss my grandparents deeply. My daughter was born on my grandmas birthday- They were so exctied- My grandpa passed away 3 months later- unexpected- and my gram shared 1 b-day with her- I do cherish memories- but I'm also busy making more memories.
@Melody1 (967)
• India
7 May 07
Thanks my friend for sharing your cherished memory.Making more good memories is the way one should live.:-)
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• Malaysia
4 May 07
erm.. i think i have lots of good memories and lots of bad memories... i think the best memory which i have cherished and reminisced over and over is when i actually meet the girl i like.. i think it's also when i actually decide i should be serious in life.. and i should work harder.. that's my turning point.. do you know what does that mean? before i met her.. and make my decision, i was a computer gamer. .and i spend time playing games more than i study or eat.. i'm just simply a gamer.. and i think it's a waste of time to play game now.. i always miss the moment because i think it's over now.. and ...i don't know if i'll get to see my love one anymore or not..we're just too far apart now..
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
4 May 07
Keep on wishing sincerely,your wishes will come true someday,maybe soon.In the meantime working hard towards your aim in life is a very good idea.:-)
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@stella1989 (2274)
• India
4 May 07
At this date the most loved memory in mind is those days with my ex boyfriend..! I just loved listening his voice a lot..HE used to compliment me and we really had fun..! No matter we not toghter now(break up) But I'd like to collect those precious perls of moments in the golden chain of my memory..! Just loving those days..!!
@Melody1 (967)
• India
4 May 07
Those moments are all yours.No one can steal it away from you dear stella.Keep smiling always.Days even more wonderful are not far behind.:-)
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@merlblue (275)
• United Arab Emirates
4 May 07
i cherish every memories i've shared with a friend.
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
4 May 07
Nice to know that merlblue.:-)
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• United States
4 May 07
one of my cherished memories is that of Holi in the year 2000. all our relatives and frnds had gathered at our house from different cities. its was wonderful! we all played with colour like children...even my grandparents..lol. we had delicious meals and chatted till night. that was a gifted day certainly!!
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
4 May 07
I'm sure it was a gifted day chaklipakli.Thanks for sharing it here.:-)
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• Philippines
4 May 07
A lot of memories of the past will always be recalled. Both good and bad memories were cherished for without those I could not be myself today. One is the time when I met my husband. I thanked him for coming into my life and moreover I thanked God for the gift, from the very sad and painful experience there in exchange is happiness which I always treasured.
@batpig (99)
• China
4 May 07
yea,memory is the gift from my life. the lost moment and the happy moments are all in my memories. the most precious memory is about my beloved him.He is such a nice person i have ever met and how wonderful the time we have been together!!!but he left me now...so what i can do is to hold all these in my memory!!!will be of my whole lifetime... hehe, thanks for this topic that makes me think a lot!!!
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@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
4 May 07
I cherish my memory very much. Especially the moment I strive for a job, a good wife. Then I finally succeeded getting all of the above. Every minute when I not working and stay alone with myself, I open up the memories in my brain and smile as I sip a cup of coffee.
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
23 May 07
Memories, good and bad, are what makes us who and what we are. We cannot live without our memories, although it is good to keep the bad ones at the back of the closet. I have so many memories, of losing my father but then my mother remarrying a good man a couple of years later. My brother leaving the country to go overseas with the military, and then when he returned. The birth of both of my daughters, seeing them grow as individuals. Meeting my new partner, deciding she is the one I want to grow old with. Buying our small farm and deciding we wanted to grow organic fruit and vegetables. The joy we both felt when we finally became organically certified farm/ers. Getting my drivers licence, buying my first car, then buying the next car which I decided how I wanted customised. Going overseas with the military the first time, and the excitement. The sights, sounds, smells or new and different countries. Talking to the relatives we had never met, because that family moved to a different one to mine after the end of WWII. Getting my first job, my first pay packet. Deciding what I wanted to spend the money on. Memories of my mother, how she cooked our favourite meals for special occassions. Sadly now though she has alzheimers, and is in a nursing home for the rest of her days. Yes, memories both good and bad are part of our life and the things that help us through life.
@Melody1 (967)
• India
23 May 07
Life is full of memories.The older you grow,your memories grow too.Its nice to read your memories which gives almost a complete picture of your life till present.Thanks for sharing them oldboy.:-)