I took a journey back in time today…I found a box of memorabilia…yearbooks, photos, and a book of thoughts from a decade ago. I found myself reliving those days and moments, caught in a moment in time. I stayed awake until nearly 3 a.m. while Bryan Adams’ song, Heaven, was running through my thoughts like a gust of wind blowing through the distant canyons on a star filled night…
“Oh - thinking about all our younger years,
There was only you and me,
We were young and wild and free…”
As I listened to the soundtrack of my life playing along with the images and memories I came to realize that though it is great to reminisce about days gone by, I would never want to return to them. I look where I am now, and the conveniences that we have today and I have to ask, would I really want to go back to a cassette player and a VCR?
No, I wouldn’t.
However, sometime in the future will I reminisce about these days that I currently reside in? Will I look upon them with fondness? I guess that will all be determined by the choices I am making today, won’t it?
It was Cubbi Gummi in Walt Disney’s “The Gummi Bears” show who once wisely said:
“Though the first step begins it all and the last one ends the quest, the long steps which come in between most certainly are the best.”So though it may be fun to take an occasional trip to yesteryear, I would never want to go back and live there.
Make the journey worth taking…