As we grow older, we naturally have more memories to look back upon. We naturally have more moments that we may wish to erase or relive. I was nominated for a WordPress Best Moments Award by fellow blogger Michal at happyheuristics who has a sharp wit and sense of humor. That got me thinking about what have been the best moments in my life. Oftentimes, when we look back, we look back in anger or sadness wondering what we would do over. At times, we look back in a fit of nostalgia longing for those better days of yore. I am not too sure, if I were to get an opportunity to relive a past moment or two that I would. There have been glorious moments such as the birth of my son, but honestly I rather bask in the warmth of the memory afterglow than relive the physical pain. Great moments remain best in one’s memory arsenal to help soothe the not so great moments one must endure. Let me put it another way. I used to love key lime pie. I loved it so much that I wanted to have it as dessert for each meal. Every key lime pie competed with the previous. My taste buds eventually couldn’t discern the good from the bad because it got tired and just didn’t care anymore. Weird analogy? Perhaps.
“Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered…
Savoring the experience of quality time.”
My sincere appreciation goes out to Michal at happyheuristics who readily notes that she uses both her common and uncommon sense in her coaching. She is also a fellow mimi. Holla! I was surprised at such a nomination (and took me forever to address, sorry about that)because I had forgotten that I have, indeed, been sharing many moments with you all. As of late, I have been sharing many memories of my mother and our crazy sunday talent shows. My mom raised me to be a storyteller and here I am doing what she wished for me to do. Many thanks to HappyHeuristics for the nomination.
- Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.
- Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them of the great news.
- What makes a good acceptance speech?
- Gratitude – Thank the people who helped you along the way
- Humor – Keep us entertained and smiling
- Inspiration – Make your story touch our lives
- Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
- Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award
Ah, the acceptance speech! As a storyteller growing up, I always had one wish and that was to get up on the Oscar stage and thank all those that had helped propel me forward. I once won Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities book after I told a story about a wise owl. I had never come across an owl at that age, but my mother loved owls. She was an interesting woman in many ways and one such way was her love and obsession with random animals. The way we get asked as kids what is our favorite color, my mom would rattle off her favorite animals. She loved kangaroos, monkeys and penguins unconditionally and fervently. I’m not too sure what the three had in common in her eyes to draw her to them but she passed on that random love to her daughters. One of the last movies we saw together was March of the Penguins where we shed a tear or two. I suppose if I could relive a moment it would be a time when my mom was sharing a story, a random story of an animal or of a supposed FBI agent in her backyard. They seemed so odd at the time, but I sure do miss them. If only I could hear her story one more time. If only I could write it down and then share with the world. Without her, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Without her, I wouldn’t be a storyteller. She can’t come back. That I do know. However, I can bask in the memories and share a story. For our stories make up who were are.
My nominations going forward are to those that write day in and day out about random moments and memories each day:
Many happy moments to you all and may you relive the ones that drive you and may you seek comfort in the ones that soothe you.
Inspired also by the daily prompt of: If I could turn back time
Other thoughts on time