Thursday, November 22, 2018

tbt: happy memories for gratitude season

The cool thing about memory is.... as time passes, more often than not we're only ever really left with the overall emotional impression for any big event.

Incidental details like the weather (brutally hot, unrelentingly cold), a poor night's sleep, the acute sensations of pain, small snags and frustrations throughout the day, etc etc.... All of that eventually fades away, out of mind. Eventually, it seems like memories distill into the simplest common denominators.

Like "Happy" or "Sad."

may 2018, after charlie's first novice! pc Austen Gage
And I don't know about you all, but I much prefer the happy memories haha.

Obviously we can't always control every outcome, no matter how hard we try. But we can choose how we react, and how we move forward.

So this time of year, as the days shorten, the calendar clears and we start reflecting on how we stacked up against whatever big ambitious goals were laid out at the beginning of the year.... This is my favorite time for dwelling a little longer on the happy memories. 

so crazy about this horse <3 pc Austen Gage
So today, I'm grateful for each and every one of those happy moments, no matter how small or hard fought. And I'm grateful for the people in my life who have shared those moments. My friends, my family. Anyone and everyone who has shared in any way small or large in the 'FCE journey. And of course all the four legged critters as well <3

And I'm looking forward to a long holiday weekend spent with as many of those special people and critters as possible. Plus. Ya know. All the eating haha ;)

Wishing everyone in the States a Happy Thanksgiving!! And everyone else a fun weekend, hopefully to include even more newly created good memories!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Emma (and Charlie of course). Love those photos Austen took!! Have a great long weekend!

    1. thanks! hope you had a great weekend too ;)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! I love aneeminder to be grateful for all we have and all we are surrounded by!

    1. definitely, we're all surrounded by so much good stuff <3

  3. I got a little misty reading this. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your journey and thoughts such as these. I agree with you about memories and choosing how we react. Good reminder for me! :-)

  5. I hope your thanksgiving was fab!


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