Had a fantastic night. Went to Disney Springs to a new restaurant called Terralina Italian. Was delicious. But aside from the food the company was awesome. Met up with my brother-in-law, his wife and their daughters. We ate, we laughed and oh my goodness the reminiscing. I have known his family for over 40 some years. We had lots to share. Some of the memories we have heard over and over, but the fun part now is that his daughters are old enough to add to the memories.
Like the quote says,”…memories are the only things that don’t change…” Everything else, people, places, things they ALL change. I think that is why for me memories are so important. They also help build character and mold who we were, who we are and who we will become. Everything that happened in my life had to happen in order for me to get to where I am today. I have to remind myself though that I MUST CONTINUE TO GROW, which means I have to CHANGE with respect to the way I react to people, places and things.
My memories are usually sparked by people, and more times than not music. A certain song comes on and I can remember where I was, who I was with and where I was. Funny though because I usually can’t remember what I went in a room to get…LOL
One of my favorite Memory songs is by Paul Anka “Times of Your Life” Paul Anka Times of YOur Life
Another one is “Now and Forever” by Carole King Carole King Now and Forever
There are soooooo many of these songs that help me when the world around me is driving me crazy or things become so overwhelming. I put on my headphones and escape to my Memories.
Some of my memories haven’t always been great, no matter they are all a part of who I am. My childhood has shaped me to what I am today. I recall my childhood memories, there are many stories. Childhood is special for everyone. There are so many childhood memories I can remember that effected my personality. Some of memories make me happy, but others make and made me grow up. As time evolved my teen years, my young adults years and on and on all had some impact of my growth. Until I started drinking. Then I stopped growing. I was stuck in the time period. Once I stopped drinking and started to get well I was able to begin growing again. As more time went on and I continued to get well, I started to remember all the memories, the good, bad and even ugly memories. God was and still is the one that helps me to remember the things I need for whatever reason (usually growth). And, it is all in his time not mine. I am sure there are reasons that He sees fit that I do not remember. Like in the beginning of my sobriety, I recalled very little, probably a good thing. As I have gotten “weller” He ‘lets’ me remember more and more.
Now, I am able to share with family and friends many memories…although sometimes they will share a memory and I have no idea what they are talking about. It is ok, I am happy to be able to remember what I can today.
It was a wonderful night, seems like mu=my funk is lifting…YEAH!!
Have a great night, sleep well and until tomorrow….