Think back about the last year of your life and try to recollect some important moments.Were you able to find many? or you don’t even remember what happened in the last year?. It can be ranging from you having a breakfast on a normal day to accomplishing a huge achievement in your life either personally or professionally. It’s hard to recollect without the aid of pictures or notes like a diary unless it had made a huge impact on you or some big occasion like your best friend’s wedding.
These recollectable moments or memories define your life and I feel one should strive to make as many of these as they can. Memories include the moment when you fell in love for the first time or the times you have spent with your crush in the high school or some silly things you have done to embarrass yourself during your childhood or the times you have played with your friends or the times when you made your parents proud or the time when you had to stay alone in your house. The list goes on and is different for each individual.
Life without memories doesn’t exist and i believe it’s the essence of life.
The Life long companion
Most of the things are not constant in your life, like money but the things you do with money can make memories for you. Helping a poor guy or going on a trip or saving it in the bank, it’s up to you, what you choose to do with it. You may not be living in the same place that you were 10 years back, but the times you have spent in that place are with you.
Memories are the ones that stay with you for life like a second shadow but a hidden one and hence I call it as a companion. They are buried with you and are the only friends when you are alone. You can relive the moments anytime and anywhere you want just by recollection.
The feeling that comes with the recollection of these moments is indescribable, whether it’s a happy moment or a sad one. Nostalgia is the closest thing that comes to my mind.
Abnormal or rare events make the memories, a rare event like your wedding which doesn’t happen often or an abnormal event like you spent a night with out sleep playing a video game or studying hard for a test. Trying new things or willingness to do new things can help you make memories and the importance of trying new things, you can read about it from here.
Lets take a situation where you attend a party, your friends are dancing and ask you to do the same, it is better to say yes and dance, rather than sitting idle. Somewhere down the line, you might recall this moment and laugh about the day where you danced like crazy either by looking at party pictures or video captured by someone at the party. I believe these little things make the life beautiful and saying YES to things that don’t harm you is very good idea and a lot of good comes out of it (Now, i am remembering the time when i saw the movie “Yes man”).
The simple things that you can do are spend your weekends going to a friend’s place or going on a trip to a countryside where you don’t see the same mechanical life around you. Taking a different route to your office, trying a new breakfast or interacting with new people. Reading a book or writing a blog, learning to dance, sing or play a musical instrument. It takes only will to do all these things and take a step to make memories.
We tend to forget a lot of moments, so, it’s very important to immediately treasure the moments that you would like to be remembered in the form of pictures, videos or diary. I developed a habit of taking pictures on every trip i go to and write a personal blog about even the minute details that took place on the trip. It helps me relive the every moment that i was able to pen down.
I can’t stress enough about the memories and so i end it with a simple but effective line..
LIFE IS TO MAKE MEMORIES