I was thinking this morning.....what are one of my best memories...I mean like the one memory in my life which would go into my "Memory Hall of Fame"? I have so many great memories, but which memory can compete for first prize? Have you ever thought of that? Like if right now I said to you- what is your absolutely best memory of all time- would you be able to give me a quick answer?
Either I have too many superb memories or I don't have enough spectacular ones, because my brain is not spitting out a NUMBER ONE yet. I've been sitting staring at this screen- and I have a jumble of wonderful memories with no front runners. I mean, how do I choose one above the other?
It is silly- but one memory sort of pushes against all the others and peeks out. It waves at me...but I am trying to ignore it because I think, "That isn't anything that special!"....but why does this particular memory always make me feel so good and make me smile? It's a short, itty bitty memory- but it must be quite powerful.
I was ten...it was actually my tenth birthday...and my mom told me she would take me out to buy me a present. This would be a 'just me and mom' day- wow- that was unheard of- aside from me being the youngest of five kids, my parents had their hands full with a million other people. So here was my mom taking me - all by myself- to go shopping!
|I think Tip Top was next to Captain's Cabin|
My mom walked me to "Tip Top" a small coffee shop. I thought my heart was going to leap out of my chest, I was so happy. I sat very prim and proper and tried to look like I was a regular "Tip Top" customer.
"Should we have the Merry Widow?" Okay, now I knew I was dead and had gone to heaven, my mom was offering me my favorite dessert of all time. I thought she was going to order one and we would share it, but no, she ordered one for each of us!
So, that is it- the simple memory that peeks out- it might not be fantabulous or super amazing- but I think it just might be one of the front runners for first prize....the jury is still out on this....but it seems to be holding its own.
How about you? What is a good memory which sticks out in your mind?