Last month I spontaneously made a trip to visit my dad who lives 1500 miles away. One morning I was talking to him on the phone – that afternoon I booked my flight and two days later I was sitting in his living room. It was easy to make excuses as to why I shouldn’t go..life is busy, it costs too much..blah, blah, blah.
As I get older I’m realizing more and more that there is never a perfect time to make time for those we love. I’m also learning that spontaneity often open doors to creating the most magical memories.
I seized the moment and knew that I was about to embark on some heartfelt “memory making opportunities”. The week went by in a blink of an eye – it was also one of the hardest goodbyes but it was certainly “time well spent” with my dad. Spending quality time with him has created my most cherished “daughter/father” memories that will be with me forever.
It is my intention to find ways every day for the rest of my life doing great things to remember. To look back at yesterday, last week, last month, and last year, knowing that I have created amazing, happy and positive memories so they will override the not so great memories.
Opportunities are everywhere…
It’s easy to get caught up in life and not be aware that every day we come face to face with positive “memory-making opportunities”. Memories are what fill our souls with the “good stuff.”
Its important to be open to creating special memories for those who cross our path whether a child, sibling, friend, spouse or total stranger.
Give yourself permission to be more spontaneous – live in the moment and seek out memory making opportunities..they’re all around you. Don’t hesitate when your instincts are telling you to JUST DO IT!!!
Here’s to a lot more wonderful memory-making opportunities!