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After leaving a 23 year long relationship/marriage and being more happier than I’ve ever been also being able to buy a home for the first time… I give god all the glory🙏🏽
My favorite memory was holding my newborn son for the first time after giving birth to him. At that moment I felt a total connection like a string of light to all humanity and felt deep compassion for all which has never gone away.
Spending the night with my grandma when I was in grade school. I loved helping her cook, and sleeping in a big bed with cozy comforters. I felt loved and appreciated.
Sitting in the back garden when I was a kid in the summer holiday. A bright sunny time with just enough heat to get cozy. I would read books for hours at a time.
For me favorite memories are experiences such as my my experience taking the train from Vancouver to Toronto or remembering fun times on family holidays. I have lots of favorite memories or I guess I should say lots of favorite experiences. I have way too many I could talk about and I hope to build lots of more favorite experiences.
A favorite memory is an experience that makes me smile whenever I think about it!
The day my wife and I brought our newly whelped golden retriever, Honey, home from her breeder. She’s eleven now, a little slower, a little lower in her energy levels, but still with that puppy attitude.
A recent favorite memory is from two years ago or so. 2018 to be exact. I went on an extended trip, the first of my life. It included a visit with my brother and his wife in Colorado Springs. My brother is paralyzed from the neck down. Has a trach so he cannot use his voice without a special device. He can move his eyes and can speak in a whisper to his wife who translates for others. I spent 4 days with them. I had not seen them in around 25 years so it was a special visit. I treasure that memory because, now, as we share these memories, he is slowly dying. His body is finally failing. He has been paralyzed for ten years. His mind has been good all the way through though. My two other siblings are going to be there soon and I want to be there too but there are obstacles to that. It is very hard to wait for news of how far along things are with his passing. Anyway, that trip is a treasured memory.
One that stands out for me was a “pilgrimage” I did through Thailand and Burma to find the final resting place of my Grandfather who was a POW in WW2.
I really like what Br. David said about memory in his 99 Blessings book, “May I know what to forgive and forget and what to retain and treasure, keeping in mind the smallest kindness shown to me and spreading its ripples for a long time.” This phrase about memory has made a profoundly positive impact on the past and current relationships of my life. And helping me train for the “ability to bless.”
The Woodstock Festival of Peace and Music, August, 1969.
Meeting my partner for the first time — and having no idea we would hit it off right away like we did.
WHAT IS A FAVORITE MEMORY?I absolutely love this question and how it is delivered. When I first read the question I read What is your favorite memory and began to think of MY favorite memories and found that I could not choose one.
When I stepped away from my laptop to get breakfast I look at the question again however the question is not asking me for MY FAVORITE MEMORIES it is asking me describe what a favorite memory can be!!!! [MIND-BLOWN]Now that I truly comprehend the question this is my response:
A favorite memory is a memory that has extreme emotions attached to it. These emotions have energies that triggers our neurons to react in the form of the energy that is being absorbed. Now where it makes it a favorite memory is the intense emotion attached to it. This explains why some of us have favorite memories that stem from pain. [ FYI= I say grew up and not raised up because every individual is unknowingly passing disempowering beliefs to their loved ones through vibrations and energies therefore we tend to be robots of our family history even if the vibration is negative]
Depending on how an individual grew up (their environment etc) we attach the most common energies with pleasure since we are comfortable in that specific presence.
So long story short a favorite memory is a memory that has extreme emotions and energies attached to it that brings us familiar feeling (pleasure or pain). This explains why no 2 people have the same memory EVEN IF these 2 individuals are in the same environment.
My dog Girl – for example, the day she was on the spare bed, looking out at the driveway, barking. I put my arms around her to capture her doggy energy. She seemed surprised – usually I’d tell her to stop barking!
What I am noticing is the question has left me quite emotional. I’m hung up on the word “favorite.”Maybe because many of my cherished memories involve talents I no longer possess. Life is truly about learning how to let go and be here now.
Oh, Carol, how true
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