Never forget or always remember?

I suppose I am more of a never forget than an always remember. Heck, I can't even recall what I went into another room for within seconds of having had a thought! When I think about events from my past or that occurred in the past that affected our nation (such as the recently passed Pearl Harbor anniversary on December 7). Today is my grampy's birthday. Or, I should say, would have been his birthday. He would have been 86 today. I love this time of the year because the 9th was grampy's birthday, the 10th is my favorite cousin Andrea's birthday, the 12th is my Aunt Sibyl's and the 13th is my granny's. So many happy memories of birthday parties celebrating them all together. I love having reason to be with my family.

I don't think we should live in the past, though, which is why I think it's hard to always remember. I would rather never forget about the people in my life that have meant so much to me; that MEAN so much to me. I want to live in the present and with each moment that passes, not miss the opportunity to tell them how important they are to me. This year I have embraced living in the moment. I am not always good at it and sometimes become unglued over what may or could be around the next corner. I put that down as quickly as I can recognize it because it does me no good. I suppose that's where my logic can benefit me rather than beat me. I can talk sense to myself about borrowing that trouble unnecessarily.

I hope I will forever be the kind of person that tells someone I love them when I do. I hope I will be the person that calls or writes or reaches out when I feel someone needs me or when I need them. I hope I will never forget that sometimes that person needs to hear from me as much as I need to reach for them. If you're reading this today, know this is as much for you as it is for me!


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