Sometimes we have to hear things more than once for them to sink in, I know this is especially true for me, some things sink in right away and others I have to hear again to remember all the details, tales of days gone by are clear as a bell but that cup of coffee I had a while ago is not sitting here and for the life of me I don’t know where it went, how is it something that happened less than a minute ago is lost somewhere deep inside my mind, but a story told to me and experiences I had over thirty years ago are clear and on the tip of my tongue.
It’s all about repetition, that cup of coffee was sat down only once today and those stories and experiences have been thought about a vast number of times in the last thirty years, every time you remember a situation of days gone by they become a bit clearer, and if I had sat that coffee cup down in the same place everyday then I would be drinking it right now.
Repeating a story to a kid becomes a good memory for them, how many times have you heard a child say something like “Tell me the story about…” and you know they have heard it so many times you don’t even need to pick up the book, how many times have you asked one of the kids what they would like to do and the answer goes something like “Let’s go back to that place to see the things we saw last time we went to that place”, repetition is comforting and we learn it as a child, so that’s not a bad thing.
If I tend to repeat some of my opinions here, it is only because the subject is comfortable or familiar to me, or for some they are so uncomfortable that I am trying my best to make sense of them and hope that none of you ever have to feel that uncomfortable feeling of rejection due to something you cannot change.
Life is grand and we all are in the exact place we are supposed to be right now, you have heard me say this more than once, reaching for a goal or looking for a place to relocate is something a lot of folks do on a daily basis, there is nothing wrong with dreaming and planning for your future because this keeps the repetition of our daily lives from becoming boring, family and friends will come and go in your life so enjoy them while they are with you, and tell stories to your kids and Grandkids about them when they are gone, keeping a memory alive by repeating stories over and over will make you happier than reaching back for something that is long gone and out of your reach.