I was talking with a friend the other day, and something she said triggered thoughts from about 1935.
Where were those thoughts stored for all those years?
I was about thirteen or fourteen. I wanted a pair of ice skates so bad, but I knew there was no money to get them for Christmas. You know what? Instead of a pair of ice skates for Christmas, I got two pair! Both were ‘used’ and both were boy’s skates, with no ankle support. I didn’t care… I really had a lot of fun when our youth group at the church went to skate as a
One pair was from my parents, the other from a shoemaker friend of my dad’s.
Another time, in my teens, I desperately wanted a velvet dress, but again, there was no money to buy one. And again I got two velvet dresses. One was black, the other was what they called ‘shot green.’ Sometimes it looked green and at other times it was gold. And, as before, both were ‘previously owned,’ but I didn’t care!
The power of my mind to bring these memories back to me is awesome… but even more so is the fact that I can ‘see‘ myself at the ice rink, skating with my friends, and I can feel the joy I had when I wore those dresses!
Do you have any powerful memories brought to you from your mind’s storage bin?