Do you ever just reminisce about the past?
One simple memory I have is of my dad taking me to get milkshakes. It was our thing to do on a Sunday afternoon – we would always get the same thing. I also remember the time we would go to the drive-in restaurant and order food from our car and watch a movie on the screen in the parking lot. It seemed so amazing to me at the time. Looking back on it, I was just small and innocent.
There was also the time I got into trouble for throwing stones at my neighbour’s window with a friend. Every time she came out to check who it was we would hide behind the wall and wait for the gate to close, then do it again… until she closed the gate and stayed outside and caught us in the act.
I remember getting my first guitar. I loved that thing so much it would sleep in the bed with me. It was my world. It actually made me fall in love with music all over again.
Looking back on some of those seemingly insignificant but awesome memories, I really appreciate them. Not only do they represent times I learnt a lot, but they were also the times that made me into the person I am today.
Take a little time to look back on your own memories this week. You don’t have to get fixated on the past – but just remember the little things. You never know how it could inspire you.