Up at 3:08 AM

Yup, that’s right, I’m up at 3:08 AM right now. I haven’t been able to sleep yet. I took my car out for a drive and came back a couple hours later. For some reason, tonight was one of those nights where floods of memories hit me and I had to leave and just drive around – far away – to a park, and stop, and walk, and run, and think, and feel.

There are some memories that stick with you – they are etched in your mind. I have many from this year that are in my mind. When you see someone next, know that they have a host of memories going on in their mind. Most of the memories I recalled tonight were good. They are my most fondest memories from this year and late last year of things that happened. Sometimes memories will keep you up all night. That’s what is happening to me.

In keeping with living in the present moment, I’ve let every memory just fill me – recalling it in detail – whether I was running, laughing, talking, you name it. If the memory was fond, I let myself cry tears of fondness and joy. If the memory was sad, I recognized it for what it was and let myself experience that emotion. My sad memories mostly pertain to things I’ve written or said where I didn’t think clearly enough before I said it. That is the challenge with communication. Once you click SEND or say the words, they have been said. My lesson for the future is to take greater care before I open my chaotic mouth.

This article is for all of you experiencing memories – especially your most fond memories. Mine hit me hard tonight and made me realize just how important it is to live in the present moment each and every second and to NEVER take anything for granted.

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