Gratitude & Memories

French teacher, Jean Baptiste Massieu, who founded a school for the deaf is credited with the following phrase . . . “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”  

This from a man who was deaf himself and had 5 deaf siblings.

I agree with Jean.  Of all the things I am thankful for, I think memories may top my list.

Memories are a great gift from God.  The good ones, and even the bad ones.

The good ones are pretty obvious.  If you could go back and have a do over on some of your past days, I assume you would start by choosing your best day.

For instance, I wish I could go back and live this day again . . .

But don’t you also wish you could go back and change some of the decisions you made on your worst days?  I know I do.

If you think about it, memories can be a great reminder to avoid a repeat of past mistakes.  Emotional pain, regret, failure, disappointment . . . No Thanks!

There are no do overs.  Just this moment.  This day.

As you approach the coming week of Thanksgiving, I challenge you to taste every delicious moment of life.

Laugh.  Love.  Look back.

And don’t forget, “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”  

 

i2i,

Randy

 

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The next i2i leadership blog will be on Monday, November 28th . . . Have a blessed THANKSGIVING!

 

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Ronna

9 years ago

Wow, Beks! What a beauty in the Seaside chair…and still a beauty today! Randy, I am so grateful for your daily blog and the reminders of what’s really important. I know I tell you this quite often, but I am blessed to be your sister. I count you among my biggest blessings! Love you.

Randy

9 years ago

Thanks RB. Love you girl!

John Robinson

9 years ago

Well said … Happy Gratitudegivig to you and yours.

Randy

9 years ago

Thanks John!

Max-life

9 years ago

I dont know if Id want to redo my hardships. Some of them may have been bad but they made me so much stronger. I dont like to sit under the pomagranite tree. James 1:2-3

Randy

9 years ago

Thanks for the comment PMAX

Steven Moor

9 years ago

Still loving these blogs Randy. Keep them coming! Brooke and I just had our first born yesterday, Elijah Alexander Moor. Talk about great memories. We are so blessed and very thankful to our Lord God for this life, this miracle, this new blessing, and for the first of many memories as a family. May God bless your family as He is blessing ours. The Lord is Our God!

Randy

9 years ago

Congratulations Steven!

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