Take a moment to remember:
Remember to giggle and to laugh and to smile – it makes you feel better and lifts the spirits of those around you. It’s okay to be silly occasionally. In fact, it’s necessary. Always remember time to be silly.
Remember to take joy from the little things in life – sometimes, it’s all we have. Walk in the rain. Splash in puddles. Drink hot drinks with whipped cream or foamy milk or marshmallows on cold, foggy mornings. Wear a tutu or new fuzzy socks or Uggs. Lie in the middle of a quiet road and enjoy the feel of warm asphalt under your back on a cooling summer night.
Remember to be happy – happiness is a decision, just like anger or sorrow or irritability. Choose to be happy.
Remember to take walks; to get up from your desk and leave the office, the building, when you take lunch. Have lunch! Take smoko breaks throughout the day even though you don’t smoke – why should you miss out on quick breaks from the work and chaos just because you’re not sucking down a nicotine hit? And on that topic, remember to use your sick days to take time off from work when you aren’t sick so you can enjoy the day!
Remember to have child like interest in new things; to make new friends and include anyone in the public things you do. Little kids on the playground make games and create adventures instantly, and everyone is invited to be a part of it. Share your day with others; talk to those you see constantly whether at work or school or home or walking in public – include them in your adventures. Invest in people that make you feel of worth.
Remember to make fun and have adventures.
Remember to enjoy the scenery, even if you’ve lived and wandered there all your life. Lie down in parks on warm, sunny days and read. Take off your shoes and socks and walk barefoot on the grass – a year should not go by in which you haven’t walked barefoot on grass. Run through sprinklers, especially if they’re not your own – if you haven’t run through sprinklers recently, you are missing out on one of the pure joys of life.
Remember to write down your ideas, your dreams, your passions so you can act on them when you have time – if you have a book of ideas, you will never be bored. Make time to act on your ideas. Make time for you.
Remember to draw or paint or cook or sew or create! Remember the talents you used constantly as a child that you haven’t seen in a while – dust them off; drag them out into the light and put them back to use. They never left you – you left them. Develop a hobby. Believe in yourself again.
Remember to ignore the evil comments and criticisms of assholes and trolls – they have no value or sway over you unless you allow it. You can’t have everything you want or always do everything you feel you should, but that doesn’t mean you are a failure or without worth. When you make a mistake or things don’t work out as planned, make new plans; learn from the mistake and move on. Don’t let the little failures drag you down. Remember to focus on your successes! Life hasn’t stopped so why should we? Life is all about moving and progressing and learning and getting better.
Remember to let go of the memories and moments that bring you heartache and pain; to let go of the things that have hurt you or continue to hurt you or drag you down. Lose your sorrow by investing in others. Be a friend to make friends. And don’t be afraid to make new friends because old ones left or moved on or stabbed you in the back.
Remember to move and to dance and to sing, without care of the opinions of others nor the audience – you do it for you, not for them. Who the hell are they anyway? Ultimately, it’s your life, to do with as you wish, not theirs.
Remember to live in the present. Good or bad, the past is merely moments gone from which you can learn and grow. Millions of new moments are waiting to be created by you, for you. Don’t miss out on what’s coming by keeping too tight a hold on what happened in the past. Change occurs with every breath you take into your body, so why shouldn’t we expect it in the events of our lives?
Take a moment to remember.