Do You Ever Get Nostalgic?

Heidi and I were looking through some old pictures the other day and found some pictures of us on a cruise we took about 6 years ago. We hadn’t looked at those pictures since right after the trip. And that got me to thinking…It’s good to look back sometimes at where you’ve been and what you’ve done, especially in this “so-called” recession we are in.

We all need a fresh perspective sometimes. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life, and problems it brings, and forget that we’ve actually had a pretty good life so far. We tend to forget the great Christmases and vacations and family reunions. We forget the time we were at Epcot and laughed so hard we couldn’t breathe. Or the walk we took in Central Park right after it snowed. Or how about when she fell off a rock ledge into the Pacific Ocean and I jumped into save her. Or when our 3-year old helped serve food to impoverished kids in Peru? Or how about when our 2-year coined the phrase, “boob stickers.”

Take some time this week and reminisce. Look through some old photo albums or files on your computer. Take time to look back at all of the fun you’ve had and it will help take the sting out of what you may be facing now. Most likely, five years from now you’ll look back and wonder why you were so stressed about it.

Change your perspective and see what happens.

royb

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2 Responses to Do You Ever Get Nostalgic?

  1. Tim Hodge says:

    Great thoughts there Roy. Sometimes looking back, in a reflective way, reminds me of some of the edge, passion, desire, etc I have grown dull in along the way.

    Contemplative reflection always has the potential to remind us of how blessed we are, and, have been.

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