Reflections

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  1. Nannette

    I have the “now”…I am not promised more. For “now” …I have my memories and my love for my husband, my pets and family members. I am blessed at the present time with living in a beautiful wooded area…but it all can go away. Today, I am grateful for this moment.

    1 month ago
  2. Robin Ann

    Special memories with friends and family can never be lost for me.

    Making positive impacts on other peoples lives that I have encountered in my life time. That can not be lost and will live on!

    1 month ago
  3. Kevin

    Fabulous question!

    My past, and memories, the triumphs, hardships, joys, the aroma of hay curing in a 20 acre field, the birth of calves, wobbling up, bunting and roaming for their first nourishment and teat.

    Our babies, three girls three years apart, fearless, impish and curious, Who grew to find their mates and their babies, hallelujah.

    Seven grandchildren, the youngest five, almost 12 and the oldest 19 and 6 foot four… 4 grandsons circling grandpa looking down smiling.

    “Rich in daughters,“ I say. “Rich in son-in-law‘s and grandkids” says my wife and we carry on.

    1 month ago
  4. Carol

    The love of my children, my sisters, my cousins and some dear friends. The wisdom and compassion of the Daily Question community. Glad to be here today though without much energy. I’ve been in the hospital and give thanks for the compassion and care I received there. Glad to be home.

    1 month ago
    1. Yram

      Wishing you full recovery and many helpers along the way.

      1 month ago
    2. Nannette

      Good Morning Carol, I missed being on here yesterday…and have missed you. I am happy you are home. Wishing you a Speedy recovery. Prayers for you ….I will be thinking of you. God Bless.

      1 month ago
    3. Michele

      Welcome back Carol and a speedy recovery to you too.

      1 month ago
    4. Joseph McCann

      Welcome home Carol.

      1 month ago
    5. Robin Ann

      Glad you are ok Carol!

      1 month ago
    6. L
      Loc Tran

      Welcome back, Carol. Love your insite. Great to have you back.

      1 month ago
    7. Charlie T

      Glad to have you back. 🎈

      1 month ago
  5. C
    Carly J

    Tough question. But will go with – What can not be lost is the LOVE and ACTIONS I’ve poured in to the world through true, meaningful, vibrant relationships, and my communities.

    1 month ago
  6. Barb C

    My first thought was, “The knowledge that I love and am loved.” But then I thought immediately of my mom and the vascular dementia that stole so much of what she once knew. And for that matter, my father living patiently alongside her as the woman he had loved for 68 years of marriage slowly packed her bags and disappeared. As Mary Mantei and iamme both expressed, we have no guarantees.

    My next thought, and the one I’ll hang onto, is the knowledge that I’ve made a difference in this world. I’ve raised two daughters who are wonderful, capable women I’m so proud of; influenced the lives of my stepchildren; cared for friends in difficult times; planted gardens and trees that make oxygen, food, and habitat; listened and shared thoughts that have helped others grow personally or professionally; and led projects and programs that contributed to the communities I’ve lived in. I may not remember these things someday in the future, but they are not lost.

    1 month ago
    1. Mary Mantei

      Thank you Barbara, you stretched my thinking again.😉

      1 month ago
    2. Michele

      Love this

      1 month ago
    3. Iamme

      This is a fabulous response, of course, the impressions we have made, the things we have done to nurture others and our planet are not lost. <3 Ax

      1 month ago
  7. Chanel Adams

    I find this question difficult to answer because nothing is permanent. Not even ourselves. Everything changes, ebbs, and flows. So many things can end up lost in the shuffle if we don’t grasp it.

    1 month ago
  8. Yram

    The present moment! It can be gone but not lost because, if my mind is healthy, I can find it in my memory.

    1 month ago
  9. Charlie T

    My lifetime of relationships and
    experiences are treasured and my
    ability to find pleasure and interest
    in simple things is something that
    cannot be lost. I am a simple person
    with a rich life.

    1 month ago
  10. Ngoc Nguyen

    Love is the most important thing that I can think of. Besides love, knowledge is another thing that, to me, doesn’t diminish. Because, like love, knowledge can be passed on repeatedly, allowing it to grow stronger.

    1 month ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      My Ngoc, great detailed answer. This reminds me of my life before and after we married. Before, my life felt bland. There was almost no one to go to who was able to understand me correctly. The best solution was to tough it out. Being taken advantage of, conflict of interests, or steered in an undesirable direction are the last things needed.
      After marriage, I feel like I’m living with more purpose and livelyness not that I was already doing that before. Having someone to bounce ideas off of, share an embrace, and playful bantor makes life more colorful, reduces many burdens, especially spiritually, and softens my heart. My rough edge and goal-oriented mindset earned me the nickname “Loc Jordan” from my middle school best buddy, Sean. Trust, respect, and communication goes a long ways. It’s easier to relinquish control when finding someone who checks all 3 boxes.
      As far as knowledge goes, there’s the old saying “Knowledge is power.” The more, the better. It can come in handy at anytime. Enjoying the present and preparing for chaos can certainly be done together.

      1 month ago
  11. sunnypatti

    The innate love that I am made of.

    1 month ago
  12. L
    Loc Tran

    I have myself. This reminds me of Ngoc’s answer from the billboard question a few weeks ago when she said something along the lines of how we can lose our jobs, money, houses… but not ourselves.

    1 month ago
  13. Mary Mantei

    I believe everything can be lost. I would like to believe that we always have love, we always own our attitude, we can always have hope. Yet, if one is in total despair, and cannot feel, see, express these and other intangible qualities of life, they are lost to us in that moment.
    Practicing grateful living nurtures the intangible qualities that sustain me in my life. It feels arrogant to think I could not lose it all. We are surrounded by people who have the world over. I am so grateful for my connections with each of you as you support that nurturing. Make it a good day!

    1 month ago
    1. Barb C

      I started out with a positive answer to the question and was quickly stopped by the realization in your first sentence. Still thinking.

      1 month ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    The state of impermanence, the constant beginning of life, in all its forms, and the constant death of life, will result in all riches, material or not, being lost. Entropy for “riches” instead of the entropy of energy.

    1 month ago
  15. Michele

    Love
    Integrity
    Kindness

    1 month ago
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