Updated: Sep 1, 2018
You never know when or what will prompt a fond memory.
I was sitting at a red light earlier today when something outside my window caught my eye and made me chuckel. It wasn't the actual image that I saw but the memory that it evoked.
The memory is of my dad riding his bicycle and it made me realize how important it is to take the time to creating memories with the people we love.
In our crazy, busy lives are we enjoying our lives and our loved ones or are we simply going through the motions, cellphone in hand seeing he world through the lense of an iPhone camera?
“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must #keepmoving.” — Albert Einstein,.”
Growing up on Long Island we lived a block or so away from the loacal 7-Eleven where he'd stop in for coffee, the newspaper, cigarettes ( yep, he smoked) or any random thing that we had run out of at home. He was there at least twice a day and everyone there knew and loved him. He was a character with a good sense of humor.
When the weather was nice he'd jump on his bike and ride there. I t was a bit of a comical sight because my dad was, well Popeye. Short, stocky, he spoke with a funny accent and had the biggest arms I've ever seen any real man other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The only thing missig was his can of spinach. Which, by the way I never recall him eating.
He's been gone now for 12 years yet I find reminders of him everywhere go. Making memories with the ones you love is so important because you never know how long you'll have them in your life.
As we go into the Labor Day weekend I encourage you to make some amazing memories with the people you love.
Need some ideas?
Put down your phone
Ignore the text
Jump in the lake
Go bike riding
Turn on the sprinkler then run in
Share an ice cream cone
Most of all have FUN!
You'll never regret the time you spend with those you love and who LOVE you! Memories make the good times good and the not so good times bareable. They are snippets of your life and they're not just yours alone. They also belong to your husband, kids, mom, sister , family and friends. So, be generous!
This Labor Day weekend go ahead and have fun, do hings with the peopel you love that are important to you and create memories that you'll will all cherish!