Sometimes We Forget
Sometimes we forget how we became the person we are. We forget the little things that have formed what is now—us.
In my case as the years have gathered and flown by I need to remember that fate and destiny have given me a path to follow in life. There have been more mountains to climb than valleys to cross, but now looking back I would not have it any different.
These are a few things I need to remember:
Have trust in those that deserve it, even when my heart tells me no.
Sing and sing it loud even though I can’t carry a tune.
Smile, when my heart is breaking and the tears have blurred my vision.
Be brave when others are not.
Kiss that special someone even when others are watching.
Sleep, even though there is a fear of what my dreams may bring.
Laugh when faced with uncertainty and realize it is just one bad day.
Pet the dog, for I have never met a bad dog.
Have an open ear and a warm shoulder for friends in need.
Keep my humor even when times have turned for the worse.
Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them.
Never forget to chase my dreams no matter how long it takes.
Hold hands, for that special understanding.
Even when the memories of what has pinched my heart – I must never forget them. It is the pain of all my past life experiences that makes me who I am. And without life and those experiences I could not exist. I would be the missing lyric in a song, or a blank page in a book. Even though in my life I have been beat down and trampled, I have always regained my feet. I do not live in fear of all that crap that has happened before. I am just stronger than I was way back when in the beginning. I must live my life to the fullest—If I didn’t I would have wasted my life.
Kurt James © 2019
Where to purchase Kurt James novels and books:
- Rocky Mountain Moonshiner - January 31, 2023
- Let Go of the Past - January 28, 2023
- Night Sky - November 12, 2022
8 thoughts on “Sometimes We Forget”
Wise and touching words here Kurt. I can’t disagree with anything you said. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks John for stopping and commenting on this piece.
Words of wisdom indeed, Kurt. We must strive to reach our highest potential and be all we can be. You have a fine piece of writing here. Well done. X
Thank you Phyllis for stopping by….
How very true my friend. I often have to give my conscience a shake for I too sometimes forget from where I came from and am thankful now that I have grown more mellow these ageing years, but full of memories. I am thankful for reminders and I’m trying my best to be the person I truly have striven to be. It doesn’t come easy, a lot of hard knocks along the way, self doubt, restlessness, indecision’s and fear. So my friend your list of remembrances are sobering in more ways than one, This is one of your many that wring true for me. “Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them.” I’ve always found writing has helped release the pain, sorrows, hurts and fears from deep in my soul. I am happy that people have found some relative awakenings from my words and similar pasts. Well penned Kurt.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting Vincent. Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them – is really what it is all about for a couple of gents such as yourself and me.
Thank you Kurt. These are the things we need to be reminded of. Jamie
Thank you Jamie for stopping by and commenting on this piece. I have a feeling that someone such as yourself needed no reminding, and that those words I wrote you live each and every day.