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  1. K
    Japaria

    After leaving a 23 year long relationship/marriage and being more happier than I’ve ever been also being able to buy a home for the first time… I give god all the glory🙏🏽

    3 years ago
  2. Melissa

    My favorite memory was holding my newborn son for the first time after giving birth to him. At that moment I felt a total connection like a string of light to all humanity and felt deep compassion for all which has never gone away.

    3 years ago
  3. Linda

    Spending the night with my grandma when I was in grade school. I loved helping her cook, and sleeping in a big bed with cozy comforters. I felt loved and appreciated.

    3 years ago
  4. Malag

    Sitting in the back garden when I was a kid in the summer holiday. A bright sunny time with just enough heat to get cozy. I would read books for hours at a time.

    3 years ago
  5. Emily

    For me favorite memories are experiences such as my my experience taking the train from Vancouver to Toronto or remembering fun times on family holidays. I have lots of favorite memories or I guess I should say lots of favorite experiences. I have way too many I could talk about and I hope to build lots of more favorite experiences.

    3 years ago
  6. Kristi

    A favorite memory is an experience that makes me smile whenever I think about it!

    3 years ago
  7. M
    Mike

    The day my wife and I brought our newly whelped golden retriever, Honey, home from her breeder. She’s eleven now, a little slower, a little lower in her energy levels, but still with that puppy attitude.

    3 years ago
  8. Z
    Zenith

    A recent favorite memory is from two years ago or so. 2018 to be exact. I went on an extended trip, the first of my life. It included a visit with my brother and his wife in Colorado Springs. My brother is paralyzed from the neck down. Has a trach so he cannot use his voice without a special device. He can move his eyes and can speak in a whisper to his wife who translates for others. I spent 4 days with them. I had not seen them in around 25 years so it was a special visit. I treasure that memory because, now, as we share these memories, he is slowly dying. His body is finally failing. He has been paralyzed for ten years. His mind has been good all the way through though. My two other siblings are going to be there soon and I want to be there too but there are obstacles to that. It is very hard to wait for news of how far along things are with his passing. Anyway, that trip is a treasured memory.

    3 years ago
  9. Don Jones

    One that stands out for me was a “pilgrimage” I did through Thailand and Burma to find the final resting place of my Grandfather who was a POW in WW2.

    3 years ago
  10. John Tamminga

    I really like what Br. David said about memory in his 99 Blessings book, “May I know what to forgive and forget and what to retain and treasure, keeping in mind the smallest kindness shown to me and spreading its ripples for a long time.” This phrase about memory has made a profoundly positive impact on the past and current relationships of my life. And helping me train for the “ability to bless.”

    3 years ago
  11. expati

    The Woodstock Festival of Peace and Music, August, 1969.

    3 years ago
  12. L
    Lauryn

    Meeting my partner for the first time — and having no idea we would hit it off right away like we did.

    3 years ago
  13. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT IS A FAVORITE MEMORY?I absolutely love this question and how it is delivered. When I first read the question I read What is your favorite memory and began to think of MY favorite memories and found that I could not choose one.
    When I stepped away from my laptop to get breakfast I look at the question again however the question is not asking me for MY FAVORITE MEMORIES it is asking me describe what a favorite memory can be!!!! [MIND-BLOWN]Now that I truly comprehend the question this is my response:
    A favorite memory is a memory that has extreme emotions attached to it. These emotions have energies that triggers our neurons to react in the form of the energy that is being absorbed. Now where it makes it a favorite memory is the intense emotion attached to it. This explains why some of us have favorite memories that stem from pain. [ FYI= I say grew up and not raised up because every individual is unknowingly passing disempowering beliefs to their loved ones through vibrations and energies therefore we tend to be robots of our family history even if the vibration is negative]
    Depending on how an individual grew up (their environment etc) we attach the most common energies with pleasure since we are comfortable in that specific presence.
    So long story short a favorite memory is a memory that has extreme emotions and energies attached to it that brings us familiar feeling (pleasure or pain). This explains why no 2 people have the same memory EVEN IF these 2 individuals are in the same environment.

    3 years ago
  14. Mica

    My dog Girl – for example, the day she was on the spare bed, looking out at the driveway, barking. I put my arms around her to capture her doggy energy. She seemed surprised – usually I’d tell her to stop barking!

    3 years ago
  15. Carol

    What I am noticing is the question has left me quite emotional. I’m hung up on the word “favorite.”Maybe because many of my cherished memories involve talents I no longer possess. Life is truly about learning how to let go and be here now.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Oh, Carol, how true

      3 years ago
  16. SK

    Sweet memories of my childhood when all I had to do was soak up life. Sweet memories with my parents- the loves of my life who I miss dearly to this day but hear their voices in my heart. Memories of standing before the oceans; climbing mountain peaks and walking ridges, Mt. Rainier in the sunrise and the sunset.

    3 years ago
  17. DeVonna

    I have so few good memories from childhood that the ones I do have are very dear to me. One is of staying the night with my foster grandparents. I had gone to their home that day to help work on the house and my grandmother then invited me to stay the night. It was very unusual for my father to allow me to stay somewhere but surprisingly, he agreed. I helped my grandma make supper and afterward I took a hot bath in their old-fashioned bathtub and put on one of my grandma’s flannel nightgowns. It was too big but oh so cozy… After the bath my grandma and I sat in their living room and she gently combed out my long hair while we chatted. I had never had my hair combed by someone else…I was responsible for all my own care from a very young age. It was wonderful. I felt so happy and cared for…a rare moment of pure happiness. Rain fell softly on the windows, she was a darling woman, so kind. She had no idea how miserable my life was in her son’s home; later she told me if she’d known, she would have adopted me. If only……

    3 years ago
  18. Journey

    A favorite memory is from when I was very young, of my mom, my dad, my sister and I just lying on our parent’s bed and chatting. We would call it our family chit-chats with both my sister and I fighting to place our heads in our mom’s lap. I remember clearly my mum would sigh loudly when she hit the bed and we would always ask her why she did that. She used to say ‘after a long tiring day, it’s so nice to get into bed, a loud sigh is in appreciation of that’. My parents would have to force us to leave the room and go to bed. I now live in a different part of the world from them, on Sunday my sister goes over to see my parents and we video call and have virtual family chit chats. I am an adult now with a 20 year old son and find myself sighing each night when I get into bed :-). Of course my 20 year son and husband wont go for ‘family chit chats’ but I love the occasional times we do spend chatting for hours in various parts of the house.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      I totally relate to the sighing after getting home from a long day at work. bed feels soooo good and comfy.

      3 years ago
  19. Mike S

    When I was a kid we lived in Boston not far from the Boston Common. In winter the Common would get lots of snow and those of you who have been there know there’s a rise which is great for sledding. I took my Flyer and would go sledding and have tons of fun. That is, until one day it was really icy and I was going too fast, out control, and ran into an icy snow bank. Lost my two front teeth. But for that, it was great for a kid in the city.

    3 years ago
  20. Toni

    I’d have to say my favorite memory was in 1982 during a day hike in the Quill (a dormant volcano) on tiny island of St. Eustaitius in the Caribbean Netherlands. The Island is 8 sq. miles. There wasn’t much to do on the island if you didn’t like nature. So exploring the sites meant getting dirty and living a bit dangerously. We had to start early morning before the temperature grew hot. As we hiked up the steep mountain there were a few sights I will never forget. I saw a school of monarch butterflies fly past us as we moved between the trees on a narrow foot path. There must have been at least two hundred of them. As we rested on a log, I saw a bright green inch worm for the first time and let it move along the palm of my hand. The assent was very steep. As we descended into the mouth of the volcano it was a humid rain forest with fruit trees and other foliage like massive elephant ear plants that were lush and beautiful flowers. I picked two small banana trees that were about two feet tall to plant by my sisters cabin. When I went back to visit 6 months later they were full grown trees with fruit! My sister lived there for two years and I’m sorry I only visited twice. Each time was a totally new adventure. The night sky with the clusters of stars that seemed like you could reach out and touch, the rough sea that lit up at night as the waves hit the shore. (on the rough side of the island) The calm clear warm water on the calm side of the island with visible fish swimming near your feet. Riding a horse in the ocean for the first time. Snorkeling alongside barracuda to take a peak at a sleeping nurse shark. Flying fish that seemed to jump right out of the water as the small tour boat took us around. Digging for blue beads that slaves used to buy their freedom. (I never found any but someone gave me some) I later met a farmer (2014) when I was volunteering at a nearby farm a few years ago who told me she was once was a cook on a cruse ship that toured the islands. She never left the ship but heard about the island from the crew. Something she now regrets. I gave her a few blue beads that she was very grateful to receive. She told me that I would not be as thrilled to see the island today due to commercialism. I’m glad I got to see the tiny island when it was in a more natural state.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      amazing reflection – thank you:)

      3 years ago
  21. Patricia

    My second home these days seems to be on Memory Lane. One of my brothers digitized 3200 slides that my father took from the time I was about 2-3 (and I was the oldest child), so we have been looking at some of these old photos – and all the memories! It was a delight to see some photos of me with my 90+ great-grandmother … sitting by her is also one of my earliest actual memories.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      “My second home these days seems to be on Memory Lane.” – I like that, Patricia. It was a surprise ending that made me chuckle. Thanks

      3 years ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    Oh, so many!

    Vacationing at my great-Mamaw’s home in Tennessee. I can picture the hills around her home, the acres of land, the tin roof on her house, the bathroom that you had to go onto the back porch to get to. Mason jars filled with canned veggies and pickles in the basement. Learning to make jam with the berries we picked in her yard.

    Then my other great-Grandma who lived in the midwest. Riding the bus with her to the grocery store when I was a toddler… my great-Grandpa drove the bus, and I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Tasting rose petals from one of her many flower bushes in the yard. Watching her use an old-school washing machine, putting everything thru by hand. Eating pudding pops on a kitchen stool. She knew I loved them and always had some when we visited.

    Then there are the surfing memories. My first barrel at 10th block on Folly Beach. I was so scared and happy – that was also my first time paddling out into hurricane swell. My first nose ride. Surfing Wilderness Beach in Puerto Rico. No buildings in sight from that lineup. Chatting with the locals. Gazing down into the clear blue water. And the trip I sent myself on to Costa Rica after I left my ex. 10 days of bliss! I flew down there alone, which scared my mom, but it was the most wonderful experience. Once I landed in San Jose, I got onto a puddle jumper plane and flew further south and then surfed the best waves of my life at a break where there was a jungle in front of me, mountains behind me, giant turtles in the lineup, and smiles everywhere I looked.

    Lastly, the day my fiance proposed to me last fall. It was so magical and perfect. We were walking on the beach, super high tide, so dodging water since the ocean was cold. I was ahead of him a bit because we were walking under a pier, and he stopped me to “look at what the ocean washed up!” I turned around and there was a full sand dollar. Of course I picked it up, and when I did I realized there was a note taped to the bottom that said, “Patti, will you marry me?” As soon as I read it, he got on a knee and the rest is history! We’ll make my next favorite memory when we have our elopement ceremony in 9 days.

    What a great life!

    3 years ago
    1. Trish

      9 days?! I’m excited for you….it’s fun to read your postings about your beautiful love story❤️

      3 years ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        Thank you, Trish!

        3 years ago
    2. Howie Geib

      Love all these and especially wanted to say how happy I am for you…9 days eh? So that males it 3/20? I want to b sure to bow to the sun for you two!

      3 years ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        Howie, thank you! Yes, we are getting married on 3/20… the first day of spring! I am so incredibly excited!

        3 years ago
        1. Michele

          very excited for you!

          3 years ago
          1. sunnypatti48317

            Thank you, Michele!

            3 years ago
  23. Anna

    The day i fell in love with my husbsnd
    The days I gavd birth to my children
    The following days with them
    The sea, the light of the sun near the sea, the light through the olive trees, through mediterranean trees and flowers and fruits as if nature itself is warmly embracing me.

    3 years ago
  24. Pilgrim

    All the family traditions of Christmas morning and brunch. First experience of the ocean.

    3 years ago
  25. devy

    M’y wedding day.. the day when the person who I met years ago, joined with me and wanted to share their life with me. We’ve had our difficulties and still do at times. We’ve both changed but at least we communicate and accept the changes. Love has prevailed.

    3 years ago
  26. Trish

    I was recently reminded of a family brunch that took place when my kids were teens. They were involved in all kinds of activities so sitting down together as a family was precious. Our table was beautiful oak & had all the brunch favorites: an array of bagels & sweet breads, sausage, bacon, eggs (this was pre-vegan days🙂), fruit, and pastries. We had fun music & the conversation was light & filed with joy. There was an energy in the room that I’ll always cherish.

    3 years ago
  27. Antoinette

    Growing up in Hawaii is a beautiful memory. Direct contact to the beach and ocean almost everyday. I love water so much.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      My daughter lives on Big Island (Kailua Kona). I’m hoping to visit her in October. Looks so beautiful and I’m really wanting to see aloha spirit for myself:)

      3 years ago
  28. EJP

    Family dinners with EVERYONE present.

    3 years ago
    1. Trish

      It’s the best!!

      3 years ago
  29. Michele

    Great question, I have many:) Giving birth to my children, first time kissing a girl (later in life too, lol), family vacations (Hills Creek State Park, Key West), haunted hayrides at Winding Brook Farm, Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure/Disney, learning to drive a stick, renting and driving a Dodge Challenger (I love the older chargers 1970), buying my house, seeing my lemon tree blossom and seeing new baby lemons starting to grow, ugh I’ll stop now.

    3 years ago
    1. Trish

      Baby lemons….what a sweet image

      3 years ago
  30. Howie Geib

    My hermitage was a small cabin tucked in a clearing deep in the woods of a hillside in the foothills of the Green Mountains. To get to it one would follow a footpath uphill along the edge of a meadow overlooking a beaver pond that then tucked to the right deep up into the maples, higher still to the cabin and the tiny chapel next door. One night, in late winter, with snow still on the ground I was awakened by light. Looking from my bed I could see what seemed to be dozens of flashlight beams scanning the snow along the floor of the woods and the black trunks of the now bare trees. I was somewhat alarmed wondering what could bring so many people around the place in the middle of the night.

    I quickly got up and climbed into my one piece insulated coveralls and my boots and went and opened the doorway. I was first struck by the complete silence. The lights were all around the house in every direction….and as I cleared the doorway and stood under the low eaves I could see their source: Not flashlights, but massive dancing walls of light far overhead, Aurora Borealis. Like a series of huge flags flapping in a soundless galactic wind over the tree branches. It was breathtaking.

    3 years ago
    1. Mike S

      Amazing Howie. Thanks for sharing. I’ve seen northern lights but not as brilliant as what you experienced.

      3 years ago
    2. Pilgrim

      Wow!

      3 years ago
    3. Trish

      Gorgeous⭐️

      3 years ago
  31. Christine

    I am not sure about my english writing, but i’ll give it a try.

    Just before my husband died, he caressed my head. He did this with so much love, I can still feel the caressing now.
    Long ago we watched the movie “Lady and the Tramp”. Tramp said to Lady ” Aw, come on kid, start building some memories”. We took that statement to heart and used to say it to each other a lot of times. I feel blessed with many beautiful memories. But the very last memory, my dearest caressing my head is the most beautiful memory of all.

    3 years ago
    1. sparrow

      Thank you,
      dear Christine,
      for sharing this heartbreakingly intimate memory…

      3 years ago
    2. devy

      Beautiful…

      3 years ago
    3. Trish

      That’s so tender, Christine. Thank You

      3 years ago
  32. Kevin

    Some of my favorite memories are of my younger years as a farmer. You name it, I worked with it, from dairy to beef cattle, to market gardening and poultry. I loved the work, the farming life, and its environment, and because I was much younger then, all the body parts “got along” without nagging pain and physical limitations.

    3 years ago

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