Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Forgetfulness Has An Upside

How boring people's lives must be who don't forget things like I do. Boring and blissful!

I'd like to watch a movie and be able to discuss its great plot or great acting with others who loved it as much I did. I could do that if they would discuss it ten minutes after we watched it. After that, the movie has been placed in my brain's cold storage. It will probably be frozen there forever!

I'd like to remember where I left my purse a few hours earlier or where I left my black flats (I would never bother to look in the closet because I KNOW I wouldn't have put them there).

I'd like to remember everything we did the last time my grandchildren came for a visit (which could have been only a week or so ago).

I'd like to remember what I told my husband so he couldn't pull the "you just don't remember" card on me. Of course, I usually don't remember so I don't have a leg to stand on!

I'd like to remember what I wore to church from Sunday to Sunday so I don't wear the same outfit over and over (I sometimes ask friends at church, "Did I wear this last Sunday?").

I'd like to read something in the Bible and not have to repeat it over and over in my head so I won't forget it. It works sometimes, sometimes not.

Yet, it really is quite interesting to wake up to a new world every morning. Some positives are:

Forgetfulness keeps fights with your hubby to a minimum because you can't remember what you were fighting about.

You don't hold grudges because you don't remember when people do you wrong.

You can watch a movie and feel the excitement again of seeing it for the first time.

You can cook the same thing every day because you forgot what you fixed for dinner yesterday.

All in all, I guess being forgetful has an upside. God doesn't seem to mind that I'm this way so I guess I shouldn't complain. I just hope my friends don't mind!!

Hoping my friends are as understanding as God is, Gloria


Anonymous said...

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Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Christi, thank you for your kind comments! They mean A LOT to me!!!

Love Ya! Gloria