You might be wondering, “How memories can nurture you?”
We all carry with us deep inside our beings every moment we’ve lived. It’s a treasure chest of good and bad memories. There are unpleasant moments we wish had never happened to us. Dreadful times, we wish we could erase.
Walking along with these miseries are the precious treasures we see as priceless. There are the memories of our parents who gave us life and fostered us to follow their guided path; there is the birth of our children we feel we miraculously created; there is a spouse or partner whose joined us on our journey to new horizons walking alongside of us.
Tattered edges all around those treasures are the times when our beings felt anguish, despair and sorrow. Those memories linger still; like worn and ragged photographs that are fading from time. You keep them in a secret room in your mind like a precious package of heirlooms. This love is deep in your heart but must be left behind. Yet, we cannot forget.
It’s important to look at our memories and love the ones we feel nurture us and discard or make peace with those we still find painful in our hearts.
copyright2014©written by Isadora
Lasting memories keep those we love close forever. Although words seem to say so little, I hope they help in some small way to spare the sense of loss that you’re experiencing today. Hold fast to your memories, to all of the cherished moments of the past, to the blessings and the laughter, the joys and the celebrations, the sorrow and the tears. They all add up to a treasure of fond yesterdays that you shared and spent together. They keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought. Those special moments and memories in your life will never change. They will be in your heart today and evermore.
Sometimes the sweetest memories shine through the deepest sadness … with sympathy!!!
<recited at a friend’s funeral ©written by Isadora
Memories are precious treasures
God has willed to you and me
To endure old age and suffering
With the joys (that used to be);
They are never worn or faded
By the trials and tears of time
For their threads of woven pleasures
In the heart of yours and mine;
And for memories of heartache,
That we made and left behind
That is painful to remember,
Very tearful and unkind
He endears us with the mercy
And the Grace, in common prayer,
That forgives us for transgressions
And denies us their despair
Copyright 2014©written by Isadora
***** This week, my Nurture Yourself post was inspired by the sad passing of ‘Crash’. Jo Bryant’s beloved pet.
R I P my beautiful Crash http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/r-i-p-my-beautiful-crash/
Each Thursday Becca hosts Nurturing Thursdays … If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!! http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/nurturing-thurs-subscriptions/