The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Forget Much?

“Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” - John F. Kennedy

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. - Psalm 127:4

Cache: “a hidden or inaccessible storage place for valuables, provisions, or ammunition” - New Oxford American Dictionary

What if you could remember every day of your life like it was yesterday?  What if the hopes of your future were constantly bombarded by the disappointments of your past?  What if this moment right now could last forever?  What would you be thinking about it?  Would this be a moment worth remembering?  Of course, not all of the moments we experience are worth remembering.  Of course, we’re going to have those moments that are best forgotten.  And of course, every moment of our lives can affect every other part of our existence.  There is a condition called hyperthymestic syndrome that gives a person the ability to remember every day of their lives.  In fact it destroys their ability to forget them.  And it can be disabling.  The good days and the bad.  They’re all right there.  What would you do in their situation?  Would you make the most of your time?  I suspect that many of us often live moment by moment as if most of them are going to be forgotten.  Every drive to work.  Every moment spent on the couch.  Every walk through your neighborhood.  They can be either worth remembering or destined for the waste bin of forgotten experiences.  Make every moment count.  Moments are the key that unlocks a future full of possibilities.  It’s what we do with them that makes the difference.  All those times we normally try to ignore.  The times we’re not on vacation.  Times void of excitement.  The times we could care less about (and you know there a lot of them.)  They don’t have to be worthless.  They could be used to build a platform for the future.  They could be used to instill values into a child.  They could be worth remembering.  What we do with this moment determines whether it is worth lasting a lifetime.  Be thankful that every moment doesn’t stay with you, like they do to some.  But value every moment like it could.  How much difference do you think that could make in your life?  

Daily Journaling Questions:
How did I help someone in kindness today?
What did I learn today?
What am I thankful for?
Who did I love today?
What am I dreaming of?
What about today do I want to remember forever?
What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading,

Jake

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