It’s amazing how many firststhere are in our lives.How many of these do you recall?First smile….first tooth….first step.First hug….first toy…first book.First birthday….first fear….first illness.First bicycle….first friend….first pet.First school….first day of school….first teacher.First report card….first failure….first victory.First crush….first date….first love.First sleepover….first dance….first kiss.First movie….first argument….first car.First disappointment….first loss….first funeral.First job….first paycheck….first vacation.First home….first child….first conflict.First wrinkle….first gray hair.First prayer.Never, never stop having FIRSTS. Continue reading WHICH FIRSTS IN YOUR LIFE DO YOU RECALL?
Christmasis not something you hear,not something you see,not something your give,not something you receive.Christmas is in your heart.It’s something you feel,something you believe,something that touches youlike no other feeling.It’s part love,part magic, part nostalgia,part spiritual,part something you can’t define.It’s unique to you.It’s your own meaning of Christmas.You find it in your heart. Continue reading WHERE IS CHRISTMAS?
Late at night I hear the trains In the distance. The soft rhythmic sounds Of the clickety clacks On the tracks And the nostalgic whistles At the cross sections Make me wonder Where the train is going Places unknown to me But make me dream About all the places I want to go Things I want to do Will I have time Perhaps Perhaps only In my dreams. Continue reading O THE PLACES THE TRAINS GO
In the mysterious deep recesses of your mind is a special private place, a safe and secure BANK, where thousands and thousands of wonderful MEMORIES are stored. All the special moments in your life are neatly filed there….forever. Every precious moment you ever experienced. All the people you ever knew. All the hopes you ever had. All the dreams you ever dreamed are there. And by some MIRACLE you can send a signal to that space and instantly RETRIEVE any one of those MEMORIES and RELIVE it. You can pick and choose what you want. Many of the MEMORIES … Continue reading THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES
Nostalgia,noun: ”A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past; a twinge in the heart more powerful than memory alone; a feeling of a place where we ache to go again.” Yes….nostalgia….I love it. I love creeping into the recesses of my mind…. traveling back to the days that once were…. pulling out slices of my life to enjoy…. nothing more….just enjoy…. simply remembering things that warm my heart. On this day I remember the old pump out by the barn. Oh, the twinges I feel when I recall grasping that long iron handle and pumping water for … Continue reading DOESN’T EVERYONE NEED A LITTLE NOSTALGIA?
I grew up in the ‘50s, those nostalgic “happy days.” Eight sisters and brothers and two parents on a little farm with dogs, cats, chickens, cows and pigs. Those years are etched in my heart forever. We had nothing, yet we had everything. We had little entertainment, yet we were entertained. We had outdoor movies, ice cream socials, fish fries, hayrides, and hot dogs roasted over a blazing bonfire. We were joined often by friends and relatives who lived near and our times together were rich and full. We sat and talked and laughed a lot and sometimes cried. We … Continue reading ALL LIVES NEED MENDING