While preparing to sleep, my second son excitedly stood up and started a very interesting conversation:
Migs: I have an idea!!! Daddy, when you and mommy are old, I will invent a tripod with a button. If you press the button, you will see all the happy memories!!!
Jacob: I want to order one!
Marcus: Order one!
Everyone laughed but my eldest, Jacob pressed his head on his pillow with mixed smiles and tears.
Me: Why are you crying? Are you sad and happy at the same time?😂
Jacob: Because the happy memories… and then you are old or gone.
Me: That’s a nice invention he made. 😁 It’s okay to be sad sometimes when you remember old memories. Remember, the purpose of the happy memories you have is that when you remember them, it makes you smile and thank God for those memories. Then you try to share and make a happy memory with those people around you like friends, classmates, even adults.
You know, some kids you’ll meet have bad memories growing up. If you make a happy moment with them, it may make their day and change their outlook in life. After many years they will look back and find that happy memory you shared with them and it will make them smile too. 🤗
He smiled and started playing with his brothers again. 😘
In a world full of hate, be an instrument of love. A happy memory you can create with people today maybe the first one they’ll have after long years of struggles. 😃
We may think that the time we spend with our kids is a waste or sometimes just a way to finish the day, but these moments are invested. It is like we are banking happy memories with them so that when they face difficult moments in their lives they have happy memories to remember with us.
When you have arguments with your kids, especially for teenagers, these happy moments are the ones that they will remember and it will help them recall your love for them.
Moments with God
Just like our times with God. During the toughest times of David, what he did was recount God’s goodness to him in the past. How God did not leave him and how God strengthened him. He drew strength to stand up from those times with God.
1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation
6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.
8 By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
9 I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. – Psalms 42
*Pre-order na ng Happy Memory Pod. Baka pag nagawa na ang invention ni Migs after many years, mahal na presyo. 😂😂😂
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