“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~ Cesare Pavese
This is so true, so I try hard to make sure there are lots of good ones. It should come as no surprise to readers that yesterday was a good day for me. It was the 50th anniversary of the TV show Doctor Who, and I am a fan. I shared it with people I love, and we had plenty of good food, good conversation and laughs before and after. It was bound to be a good day.
But I won’t remember it all, but there are moments I will never forget.
Last week, as a whole, was less than stellar, though.
And I have a choice as to which set of moments I remember. We all do. I am going to hold on to the good, and I hope you do, too. Shed the bad moments as soon as possible so they aren’t stored in memory.
My mother was a big believer in making memories. I try to do the same. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to make a sense of occasion, to cultivate a feeling of “the special,” but in the long run, it immeasurably increases quality of life.
But stockpiling the good and jettisoning the bad is a conscious choice. Then it starts to become a habit.
Last night as I was watching “The Day of the Doctor,” I was bankrolling quotes to share here. I will desist, for a while. Though I have to admit, Doctor-related quotes drove traffic to the site! But for now, I’ll see where the days take.