Stories help us celebrate

We can choose to just let life happen or we can choose to create memorable moments. I’m not just referring to the big occasions like graduation, showers, weddings, big birthday’s and so forth; I’m referring to creating special moments on an ordinary day.

These may be things like giving your 5-year old child a big hug, telling your teen he’s a pretty special guy, slipping a love note in your husband’s shirt pocket, surprising your wife with a rose just because, or sitting together and sharing memorable moments as you page together through the family photo album.

Life is worth celebrating and stories help us do that.

If I asked, “What is your most memorable moment?” How would you respond?

Jack Canfield, co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” picked up his friend up from the airport. This particular friend was a wealthy man who had achieved far beyond anything he had imagined. Jack asked, “What is the most memorable moment in your life?” Without hesitation, he said, “When I was in Africa, I sat on the ground among the little African children. One little boy, put his little hand on my chin and turned my head. I asked him what he was doing. He said, ‘I want to remember your face when I get to heaven’. He said, “I will never forget that moment.”

We do not remember days, we remember moments. Stories make moments worth remembering. Stories help us celebrate.