More memory capacity but fewer memories worth remembering?

“We were taught to take care of what we possessed, then pass it down to the young, hoping they would cherish what had meaning. Youth, however, are accustomed to discarding one possession for another that might look the same but possess something unseen: more memory.” _Billy Graham, Nearing Home, pg. 144

 Sonja and I have had the blessing of keeping two of our grandchildren this week (Talk about precious memories!) but with that there has been little of the quiet time that’s required for creative thinking and writing.  My grandson, Rory, is as early a riser as I am! We’ve had some interesting conversation these last few mornings but I’d probably better not share them. 🙂

However, the above quotation from Billy Graham captured my attention this morning. I didn’t have the wherewithal to develop my thoughts but I did jot down a few notes. I have shared them with you, perhaps you’ll have more time to develop them.

  • Be careful when you throw something away that you are not throwing away a precious memory as well.
  • Also, we have more memory capacity today than ever before but if you never go back and reflect on those memories what good are they? (Example: the hundreds/thousands of pictures we save but never view.)
  • Finally, be very intentional about the memories you store; just because you have the space to store them doesn’t mean you need too.


Proverbs 10:7 (NKJV)

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.



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