In a season when memories are vivid, alive, full of beautiful color, and hold the power of standing still. . . Capture the moment but continue living in the here and now.
A memory can bring the feeling of being young, the age when there was courage to face a world with a clear confidence. For some it is a bittersweet nostalgia that had once been buried long ago. One can learn and grow from memories or one can allow them to freeze time. A timeless place, however quaint, does not produce growth but only stagnation.
Good memories are beautiful and should be treasured but never should they be the leader of one’s life. A follower of such will soon run out of fueling hope built on nothing more than a memory that has replaced reality and those who matter most.
There is a balance. . .
Treasure beautiful memories of the past and hold tight to the inspiration they release. Allow them to intertwine with today but lead and live life in the here and now.
~ Reflections of a Writer ~ 2011 © by Jennifer Goodson