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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

LIVING TO CREATE MEMORIES

This month the Christian Writers’ theme is "memory." No doubt lots of jokes will be made about our memory and lack of it. No doubt I’ll do some of the joking. Please go to the links at the right column and see what my friends have to say.

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This month began with several personal reminders of how short our lives are in the grand scheme of things. This life is a dot on our journey throughout eternity. But as a dot, this life is still important. To us. To God. To the people we love and who love us. And also to the people who don’t know us but whose lives we touch or whose lives are touched by something we do in the here and now.

Because of the reminders I’ve had recently, I’ve settled this week on some serious work toward life goals. Things to do before I die. That bucket list.

What memory will others have of my life, when I’m gone?

More importantly I’m taking some time to think how I can make my life memorable in a good way and to help make good memories for others—in the name of Jesus.

PRAYER: Thank you Jesus for each day on this earth you give us. Please help us make the most of each day. Help us create good memories for others and help us live lives that will result in good memories of us for the people who remain. Most importantly, remind us each moment to live with gratitude for who you are and all you do for us. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you have a bucket list? What’s on it?

5 comments:

Pam B. said...

I have a few things on my bucket list. I want to do a tour of Israel and I'd like to take a trip to and through Alaska. I want to see my children happily established in their adult life. I want to live every day with gratitude and praise for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me and I want to be a blessing to others.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - congratulations! You've already achieved the last thing on your bucket list! You're definitely a blessing to others. Thank you for sharing your list.

Nona King said...

Carol~ great post and reminder to take a moment and think of what our actions, writings, and words will leave in our wake. :o) It's something that I hold in my heart each time I sit at my computer.

Blessings

From Carols Quill said...

@ Nona - thank you so much for your comment. I know well that you, friend, have a bucket list of books to write. It's thrilling to watch as you seek to complete each of them.

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