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Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker, founder of “Five Minute Friday,” broadcasts a writing prompt, challenging writers to writer for five minutes only. In her words, “It’s not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. “

This is a great writing exercise even if you’re not blogging your treasures (memories). Your spontaneous thoughts on a given subject can reveal your personality, daily life, beliefs, etc. If you are blogging, I encourage you to join in! If you want to connect on Twitter, use the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday.

Today’s prompt: Remember

Mom and baby smiling

A tender moment

Remembering is our strongest defense against our biggest enemy—time.

The moments slip away, loved ones pass away, and our kids move away. We can’t stop these from happening. What we can do is to drink in the moments as they happen, preserving them in our hearts in High Def. We can remember.

When we look back, we feel a twinge of regret for the times gone by, but with great gratitude and fondness for the moments themselves. We remember.

Sometimes, we worry so much that we won’t remember that we forget to “be” in the moment.

Cross-Country race

I have a picture of the start, but none of the finish.

I learned this by accident. When my son won his first cross-country meet, I stood at the finish line camera in hand. In the immediate aftermath, I was frustrated with myself for getting so excited that I forgot to raise the camera and hit the shutter button as he crossed the finish line. Now I’m glad I did. I have the memory of being immersed in the moment, celebrating his win. I remember his smile.

I remember.

© Laura Hedgecock 2013

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