Today, I had a flashback. I was in the elevator when I remembered the first time I asked God for my job. And suddenly I was overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude. I realize we all have those moments when we wake up and need to motivate ourselves. It happens. But what would happen if we took the time to remember the times that made us smile.
There’s something that happens when you take a walk down memory lane.
Ask any married couple how they fell in love or how they met each other, and you’ll see a smile as they walk down memory lane.
Ask a mother who is struggling with understanding her teenager how she felt when her baby was born, and you’ll see a smile as she walks down memory lane.
Ask a traveler sitting in his cubicle at work to tell you about his vacation, and you’ll see a smile as he walks down memory lane.
Ask an athlete how he felt when he received his first award, and you’ll see his smile as he walks down memory lane.
What can you think about today that can make you smile? Maybe you’ll be able to answer that question once you’ve walked down memory lane.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)