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What we can learn from our past.

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM

This past weekend my wife and I went to my 35th High School Reunion, and we had a great time.  I saw people I didn't recognize, and maybe it's because they have gotten older.  I am glad I haven't changed any! LOL   Before we went to the reunion we drove by where I used to live, and because of their recent flood in the spring the house had to be torn down. All that was left was the ground and part of the foundation.  I stopped, and just stared and for a moment took in some fond memories of my time there.  Next to the house is a creek where I used to sit with my guitar and write songs.  Memories of family time, and years gone by flooded my mind.  Now 35 years later so much has changed, but I am grateful for those days that helped to shape who I am today.  I want to challenge you today, to learn from the past, but don't live in the past.  The memories, good and bad, can be used to help you learn and grow.  Don't dwell there because today, today is the day you have to create new memories.  Live in the moment, enjoy this moment, because it too, just like yesterday will move swiftly by.  I write this on my back deck, and even now it has gone from dark, to the early morning light but it's very peaceful, just like those times I wrote songs by the creek bed in my home town.  

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