Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – with fond Memories


Purple Water -  imagesCA164SCVMemories are a way of holding on to the people, pets and things you love.

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 You Hold.web


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

Michel Pépé – Adagio – Album Floraisons Sacreés(Relaxing music

Crash - cockateal - img_42071***** 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

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!!

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

47 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – with fond Memories

  1. Some would say that laying too much emphasis on what was takes away from staying in the present. I’d say that staying stuck there is when regret and anger and rancour rules over those memories. What is important as you say, is to hold on to the memories that nurtured one’s joy and have them reinforce the joy of the present moment and to come to terms with what didn’t and move on.

    Haven’t been around for a while. But it is so nice catching up slowly. Hope you’ve been well 🙂


  2. trust you are keeping well, Isadora. memories are an invaluable treasure, just as much as walking shoes are for walking forward. both are needed. enjoyed your poem!


    • We all fall away from blogging from time to time as I have recently.
      Life takes us in different ways for small periods.
      It’s nice to see you here visiting, once again. Thank you for your wonderful perspective and lovely comment.


  3. Just peeping in to see if you are okay my sweet friend. I haven’t seen any updates from you lately and then I get worried. 😀 ♥ Big Hugs ♥


    • Awww … so kind and caring of you Sophia. ❤
      ~~~ : – )
      I've been on a few adventures lately. Blogging was
      put on hold due to that. I hope to post stories and photos
      that will talk about them. ~~~~ : – O

      We all fall away from blogging from time to time as I have lately.
      Life takes us in different ways for small periods.
      It's nice to see you here visiting. My hope is to pop over and visit as many of my blog friends as I can. ❤ hugs ❤


      • Oh, I hope they were good adventures Issy and yes, sometime life does get in the way and we have to put the fun things on hold. LOL!

        Always nice to see you hon and visit when you can. I do understand. 😀 ❤


  4. a great memory can replay in your head for years…sigh.


    • I’ve been on a few adventures lately. Blogging was
      put on hold due to that. I hope to post stories and photos
      that will talk about them.

      We all fall away from blogging from time to time.
      Life takes us in different ways for small periods.
      It’s nice to see you here visiting, once again.


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  6. So touching and so true. I guess we are both at that stage of life where we stop to evaluate those precious moments in the past, the people who were a part of our lifes…and how these temper the more difficult parts of living and aging.


    • It’s lovely to see you, Victoria.

      I’ve been on a few adventures lately. Blogging was
      put on hold due to that. I hope to post stories and photos
      that will talk about them soon.

      We all fall away from blogging from time to time.
      Life takes us in different ways for small periods.

      Very well said … I love your perspective and agree.

      It’s nice to see you here visiting, once again.


  7. Outstanding words about the power and role of memories. Cheers to you for doing this for a blogger’s loss.


  8. What a beautiful post-I so agree that we can and must nurture ourselves with good memories:-) I personally draw a lot of strength from the beautiful memories that I have collected over the years.I loved the richness of thoughts in your poem and the words have such a lyrical feel to them,wonderfully evocative Isadora:-)


    • I’ve been on a few adventures lately.
      I hope to post stories and photos that will
      talk about them soon.

      Your kind and generous comment warms my heart.
      I appreciate those words coming from such an accomplished
      writer such as you. ❤


  9. the sweetness of memories.. yes. Have a gentle day.
    Love, Laurie


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  11. I warmly greet you and invite you to see my new photos.
    I wish you a successful week.


  12. I agree with you Isadora, memories are precious treasures! Simply superb post!


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  14. A soothing inspiring post for the soul. Memories help us hang to what is good. Of going back to happy, meaningful moments and realing life is beautifully blessed even if we had our share of heartaches and pain. Thanks for sharing hope my friend. All the best to you and your family.


  15. Memories are the well-worm quilt I take out when I need to warm myself from the chill of the moment. Nothing really changes, but being wrapped up for a time sure feels good!


    • Hola, amiga … I’ve missed seeing you here. Hope you are well.
      I’m glad you have a special quilt of memories you hold dear to you.
      Good or bad, memories make up who we are. It’s in looking back that
      we can see how far we’ve come and how very fortunate we really are.
      Namaste …. ❤ hugs ❤


  16. Very nice read but made me sort of sad. It’s unfortunate most of my memories were involuntarily discarded.


  17. What a lovely poem Issy and what a sweetheart you are for thinking of Jo and sweet Crash. Sometimes our best memories can be the saddest ones as well and new and happy ones make up for the sad ones for sure. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 ♥ Big Hugs ♥


    • I enjoyed doing the post. It was a walk down my own memory lane.
      Thanks for you complimentary comments, Sophia. I was touched by
      the sad post, Jo had put on her blog. We all have pets that are very
      dear to us and give us so much joy. ❤ hugs ❤


  18. A great article, dear Isadora, a true oasis of relaxation and beauty. Your poem is wonderful. So true, saying “Memories has precious treasures.”
    I love the music of Michel Pepe and the video is superb.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear Isadora.
    Love& blessings, Ştefania 🙂


  19. Ahh lovely writing Issy and so sweet of you to think of our dear Jo x


    • Losing any pet we have is so sad. I’ve had my share and know the heartache.
      If it some small way I could alleviate her sadness I have accomplished what I
      set out to do. Gilly, thanks for always visiting and leaving your wonderful comments.
      Blessings … ❤


  20. A wonderful poem, my dear Isadora! 🙂 xx


  21. Love your poem Izzy, and the music,, in fact the whole post was a great open mind post… 😉


  22. Very nice thoughts and music. Thanks Isadora.


  23. Awww Izzy…thank you for this. It means a lot that you mentioned my sweet Crash, and that this was inspired by him. You’ve brought me to tears again, but that’s a good thing. Better out that bottled waiting to explode out.


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