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Memory banks…

“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”
Annie Dillard

It’s true you can’t take it with you.
We get one day at a time and we can’t live it more than once.
Still, I am not a person that overly thinks about time and how I spend it.
Some days are very productive in that I do a lot;
go to work, shop, cook, clean, write, crochet, you know, stuff.
Then there are days I do very little;
walk, sit, play with the boys, visit with friends, read, daydream, nap.
Those “very little” days are just as important to me as the productive days.
Maybe they are more important.
Maybe the little days are put in a sort of savings account.
Then when you need comfort and strengthening during difficult times
you can go to the vault and pull out some of those little days
and spend some of it in thoughtful recollection and reflection.
Yes, I think the little days are in our memory banks collecting interest
making us happily wealthy in life’s stocks and bonds.

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15 thoughts on “Memory banks…

  1. I’ve been having some trouble in my mind here recently about the accumulation of “nothing” days in my past. Years when I did nothing, progressed not an inch, barely living. I agree that the little days are important, but I am trying not to have too many more nothing days. I know that’s not what your post is about, but it brought this to my mind and serves as a good reminder to me.

    1. I have had my days of nothing days that were depressed days. They occasionally happen now but not often and they don’t last long, but I must be vigilant to keep it that way. Life is a work in progress with an emphasis on work.

  2. This is wonderful and so true. It’s the pennies, one at a time, that make the time and effort of saving and waiting for those little things in the vault to grow with value. Sometimes you put in more and other less. It’s also like the stock market. It rises and rises and then drops. If you are patient, it should at least even out.
    I think of my days that way as well. Sometimes, I’m lazy (and feel guilty); other days I make up for it because I do double time because I feel like it. I believe therein lies a balance. Don’t you believe we are meant to rest (pur brains, maybe our lives between fruitful / busy times? ❤ ❤ ❤

    1. I never feel guilty about my lazy days. I am not sure why and I know I have to be careful not to have too many of those days. I agree that there needs to be rest from busy days to keep us healthy, wealthy and wise. 🙂

    1. Yes, we do need balance and there is comfort in memories of busy and quiet days. It seems that I do not hold onto many memories of busy times, though. Maybe because I have more Mary in me than Martha?

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