Remembering Your Grandkids Future.
This Thanksgiving – Make a silly memory for your kids and grandkids.
Stick Your Tongue Out, Make a Silly Face and Dance – They Will Remember I Promise.
Making a Memory for Someone Else, is a way to chase the blues away for yourself.
Today I wrote a post about how the older I get, the more I notice the “blues” getting the best of me during the holiday season.
When I realized what was going on, I decided to do what I always try to do – reframe the situation by thinking how it would be different if I could, at some future date, “remember” overcoming those feelings.
I can imagine a time in the distant future when my grand kids will “remember me” being silly, sticking out my tongue, making funny faces, dancing and playing. They will remember how I made them feel on that holiday, so long ago.
It will be their holiday memory, and it will be a very pleasant and yes, bittersweet memory for them.
Here’s what I wrote on my Facebook page:
It seems the older I get the more I notice that sad feeling creeping up on me around this holiday time of year. I never realize I’m coming down with the blues until everyone asks me a hundred times “what’s wrong?”.
(LOL, what can I say, I’m a guy and would rather be hard to get along with and hateful, than admit the blues)
So many wonderful people that I loved and who were a big part of holiday memories have left this life and moved on to the next.
Now that I realized what’s going on, I’m deliberately trying to look at all the blessings I have in my life here and now.
My Chance to Make a Funny Memory.
The kids and grandkids who will remember me nostalgically when they’re old, need me to laugh and joke and make funny faces. Their future holiday sad feelings will be made out of memories of Pa acting silly, and them being sad that I’ve went on to the happy hunting ground in the sky.
Yesterday, I was especially low for no good reason, but I went for a visit and played with my youngest granddaughter and it was like medicine. We need each other. We need to play and laugh and make funny memories for the next generations. We need to encourage others and we need to be encouraged by others.
They Will Remember The Way You Made Them Smile
We have to keep it real. We all want to lose weight, but when I think of my loved ones, who have gone, I never think of their weight. I remember the funny stories, the laughter, the strange looks and odd but endearing character flaws they all had, the special family meals.
This year I’m thankful to have “met” all of you, my Facebook, Twitter and Youtube extended family. It has been one of the best experiences of my life, I’m thankful for my family who make me smile every time I see them, I’m thankful for my new little grandson that will be here next year.
I am thankful for the past, but I chose not to live there, I chose to remember, but not to be blue.
How will you Remember the Future?
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