I’ve heard people say,
”At least she lived a full life.”
”He’s fortunate. He had a full life.”
Hmmm….it makes me wonder….
What in the world is a FULL LIFE?
Some say it’s achieving everything you dreamed of, or….
helping others achieve what they dreamed of, or…
having no regrets on your deathbed, or…
leaving the world a little better than you found it.
A global survey by Abbott asked 2 million people
around the world what ONE THING
made them feel MOST FULFILLED IN LIFE.
Their answers, in order of preference, were…
FAMILY, SUCCESS, and HEALTH.
was not one of the top preferences.
I wonder why.
(Something to ponder.)
AGE and GENDER were not viewed
as barriers to living a full life.
The top 3 most fulfilled countries
were China, Costa Rica, and Columbia.
The United States ranked 65th.
(Something else to ponder.)
I wonder what people will say about me?
Will they say I lived a FULL LIFE or not?
Well, here are my thoughts on that.
People’s opinions on that particularly question
aren’t what’s important to me.
What really matters is this question:
”DID I LEAVE THEM SOME GOOD MEMORIES?”
One of the greatest gifts you can give someone
is a handful of good memories.
Life brings tears, smiles, and memories.
The tears dry, the smiles fade,
but the memories last forever.
You simply don’t ever forget someone
who gave you so many good things to remember.
As long as you have a memory,
you have the person with you.
Photos are nice but memories are better
because memories recall
conversations, laughter, hugs, and
those priceless special moments of being together.
So, I’m not concerned about a FULL LIFE.
I just hope I can LEAVE SOME GOOD MEMORIES.
6 thoughts on “LEAVE THEM SOME GOOD MEMORIES”
Well said Chuck, our memories are collected and stored forever. What would we do without them. As I am getting older the new ones are accumulting and I must say they are creating an entirely new category in my mind. Lots of love out there!
Memories definitely keep flooding our mind….new ones all the time. It’s so good to be able to create new ones with the people we love. Thanks for your response, Carol.
I sooo agree with you Chuck. Good memories are the most important thing to leave behind. And fortunately we still have some time to make more.
Thank you, Barbara. I really like the idea of still making memories.
Beautiful Chuck! I will always fondly remember your love for God, family and people!
Jan, thank you for your kind words. Nice to hear from you.