Jan 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A Senior Exercise for the New Year

An exercise for those who are so inclined, during these days as a new year begins, is to reflect on The Days When.  Remembering is one of those experiences most of us enjoy, maybe more so as we grow older and as one year fades into another.

REMEMBER: all the good times.  Recall the days when life seemed fuller and joy seemed greater, and happiness seemed more frequent.  Do not spoil your recollections with sadness.  Do not cave to the times that were unpleasant.  Just be aware of all the good things that have filled your life with remarkable and precious pieces that help create the masterpiece that is you.

REMEMBER: all the wonderful people who helped you build your life into the magnificent temple it has become.   A place where your heart and soul have taken on characteristics that create respect from others, a roof that covers all who come into your arms, a shelter that offers protection and warmth, peace and wholeness.

REMEMBER: the children who have sparked all those memorably happy moments that earned you the title of parent, of grandfather or grandmother, of in-law, of a kind and generous and loving human being.

REMEMBER: who was there for you when your own days were laden with sadness or hurt or pain or insecurity.  If possible, let not this season pass, without their knowing that you remember.

REMEMBER: the silent occasions when you were deeply in meditation and some remarkable insight, inspiration or intuition struck you.  A sudden gift was yours and your life was made fuller as a result.

REMEMBER: those who taught you, some without even knowing they were doing so, some of the mystical secrets of life and living and how those secrets have made your world a wondrously lovely place to be.

You will find more Days’ When to remember.  Make your own list.  Keep it in a safe place.  Go back to it to remind you of the many contributions made to your remarkable life.  Remember all those people and all those contributions often.  Remember that good emotional health contributes to good physical health.

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