Pay Attention to Moments and Create Connection to Life.
I am a scrapbooker.
Well, I probably feel more like a “Memory Keeper” these days but they’re just titles.
Over the years my methods have evolved and changed in ways that fit what my life is like at the time. I used to go on big trips with my girlfriends and scrapbook for 3 days straight. 12×12 was my page size of choice. Do you speak scrapbooking?
What I’ve found as I look back on those big, fancy pages is that they’re missing something. I made sure they had dates and names, but I don’t remember much about the moments.
This may come as a big SHOCK to those of you who have been following me for a while, but I’m all about recording thoughts and feelings, not just names and dates.
Memories Expand Your Time.
Memories become more embedded in my mind when I take the time to write deeper. They become more of my story. It’s almost like my brain holds onto it instead of it letting it flitt away like so many things from my past.
When you decide to pay attention to moments and become more present in what’s going on around you, it’s almost tangible the difference you feel.
Connection Is Everything.
Have you ever sat back during dinner and looked at each person at your table, really listened to what they’re saying, connecting how you feel about them at that moment? That’s what I’m talking about. Connecting a moment with a feeling.
Compare that with the times (we’re all guilty of this, me included) you’re at the table and keep glancing at your phone and answering texts that come thorough. Trying to be two places at once will never create connection.
Besides, I’ve learned that it’s actually scientifically proven that this is true, but I won’t bore you with that. Trust me, OK?
Most importantly, when I go back and re-read what I’ve written, it’s almost like I’m there. Even if I don’t read the entry again, I can recall the memory easier. In the season of life I’m in, that means a ton to me. My babies are long gone. The moments I can hold on to from that time of their lives is priceless.
I want to create as many “moments” as possible. Time doesn’t seem to go by as fast.
Create More Moments
Life moments stay with you when you:
- Choose to be present wherever you are. PAY ATTENTION!
- Choose wisely how you spend your time.
- Record the moments you can either by writing alone or with pictures.
- Be grateful for all that comes your way and the privilege it is to be who, where and what you are.
Are you a Scrapbooker/Memory Keeper?
What’s your method of choice?
How do you hold onto your life moments?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below and we’ll chat!
If this type of talk is interesting to you, come connect with me over on Instagram. I’m @hunkeedori or over on Pinterest (Hunkeedori).
Hope to see you there!