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To Remember The Good

Updated on April 24, 2014

Why Do We Do The Opposite ?

At anytime we are not far away from all the good in our lives

Somehow we don't see it

We insist on telling others those old worn out stories

Each one of misfortune or blunders we have made

As if they are who we are

Time to think

Time to close our eyes

Picture in your mind all the fun times

The days that you rocked

When you felt healthy

A good day turned better

When other people noticed it too

They cheered for you

You were in your grove

It was like you were following a script

The title is These Are The Best Days Of My Life

Each movement came so easier than the one before

Your excitement could hardly be contained

Why even try

Let it out slow

Enjoy each moment as you should

This is your life

You have made each and every great feeling happen

Listen to these words that you have heard a few times before

Take credit where it is do

As You repeat such special times over and over again

Don't turn away

Embrace your day

As my wife would say

A simple Thank you is all that is needed

You and I both know when this happens

It is a gift from the heavens

One that stands out in a crowd

We should be proud but not cocky

Excited not boastful

Feel the glow

The calmness that fills every cell of your body

This is what you have been waiting for your whole life

Make it a good habit

Bask in your glory

Like a Blue Jay sitting on the old wooden railing

Looking around and enjoying the day

A seal next to other seals soaking up the sun

You just can't get enough

A feeling so great you can't wait to share it with the world

I refresh in my mind all my past accomplishments

As I repeat these times slowly in my head

I see them one by one with my eyes closed

The time I aced a test in school

When words I said seemed to make people happy

I felt like a stand up comedian for a day

I could hear people clap and constantly laugh

A story that I wrote that my words triggered all the right thoughts

I was so pleased that other people would just read

A good night sleep that when I woke up I felt I have slept for years

The time we took a walk

Just you an me

As if time stood still

We were in no rush

Listening to your day at work

Where you helped someone out

Did a favor for a friend

I love you for all those reasons and many more still to come

Having a phone conversation with my aunt

One I haven't seen in awhile

Hearing her voice made me smile

Sitting next to a little boy bowling

Throwing his first strike

His eyes lighting up

His mother and dad so proud

Watching my niece grow up

Seeing her with all her friends

It doesn't matter where you are

Playing a fun board game with the family

Finding the best buy in a store

Making love because it feels so right

Watching gas prices drop

Finding money in the street

Free money

Yours to claim rightfully so

No chance you will ever know who the real owner is

I like to think someone left it there for me to find

No name just one small reward for doing all the things in my life right

A flower so beautiful shining in the light

Eating my favorite meal

That every bite tastes so delicious

The smell of fresh clothes that came off the clothes line outside

The sound of my car when it starts on a cold wintery day

My cat curled up on my chest when I was laying down watching t.v.

A funny sitcom that I laugh nonstop for the whole time it's on

Listening to my favorite songs

Every line has been heard thousands of times

Bringing back all those incredible happy thoughts

My list goes on and on

Now it is time for you to make your own list

Read it out loud alone or tell it to a friend

Write it on paper and put it where you can see it every day

To remind you

Life is a series of pleasures

Endless as water in the world

For you to experience and to cherish

Over and over again at will

There is no need to stop

Because life keeps getting better even still

I leave you with one final thought

A few high points that we covered

Bring out the good in your life and share it with others

Don't be surprised if they want to add with so many great stories of their own

Together we can enjoy and make a list that is as large as the clouds in the sky

That will make more people happy than cry


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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee So many people think when you find a penny in the street it is a penny from heaven reminding you your love ones are still here. So many things to be thankful for I don't know where to begin. How about reading your thoughtful comments when my night didn't go to well. My wife and I are on a bowling team and we needed to win tonight to have a chance at first place. Instead we bowled awful and we lost every game. So that's life filled with so many surprises you just never know. Thank you for turning my thoughts back to good ones.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for making me remember. I always found it a thrill to find money on the street in NYC. Once I even found $5 yeah. Here in Latvia things are so expensive and money so tight you never find even a penny and if you do well that means you're luck is certainly changing.

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      kj force I am sure your right. I always was afraid that I would think more bad thoughts than good. So to prevent that I thought hard and came up with an idea.Then I went one step farther and took the idea and made a plan. Now I went two steps farther taking the plan and putting it into action. If I flood my memory with all good thoughts twenty four seven those not so nice thoughts won't have a chance. Problem solved. Every so often I think one of my good thoughts is actually a spy and lets a couple of bad thoughts in the back door. Even my thoughts have tricks up their sleeves. I am out smarted again . I didn't even know thoughts had sleeves. Thank you so much for reading and making my writings a little more inWteresting by your inspirational, witty and always loving comments. Wishing you could be here now enjoying the rain five days in a row now. Thank you for bringing a little bit of Florida sunshine to a dark day.

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      kjforce 3 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...It's wonderful to have good days....and with luck, they will get more frequent if we dwell on them...but sometimes we actually need a " crappy negative day " to make us appreciate what we have. So with those words of wisdom,

      I say " SEIZE those good days "..wrap them up and bring them to life ...thanks for sharing

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      Nellieanna To constantly see what we have and enjoy every moment. Putting all my effort and energy helping those who appreciate life and make this world better for everyone. Thank you for reading my thoughts and dreams as they come alive within me. Your comments are precious like a shiny pinwheel spinning fast or slow always sparkling in the light. Happy Sunday.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      It's always our choice, on which we focus. We can learn from all our experiences, but then we can let go of those which grip us in despair and its cousin, discouragement. Discouragement is the the most effective enemy of our happiness and progress. Being happy and courageous keeps us alive, awake, alert and aware of all the opportunity which constantly presents itself if we but notice and respond.

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      DDE The bad times don't control our lives only if we let them in. The good people we have met and all the good things we have done drive us forward to a bigger and better life. Staying positive and optimistic will bring us closer to our real potential as we learn and grow. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The bad experiences have more hold to our lives than the good ones. It is an happy experience which had caused that bad moment making us to remember that moment more than any other. The way one takes it all in does have an effect on life.