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Theses are my thoughts and ramblings as I forge my way through this thing they call life.
#1034800 added July 6, 2022 at 11:12pm
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Collecting Memories
Blog City: Day 2324 July 6, 2022

Prompt: Life is about collecting memories. Write about this in your Blog entry today.

Collecting Memories

They say 'Life is what you make it'.
A mosaic of memories
People, places, events
All coiled into your DNA
Like a map of your life
Each piece a step forward
Along a path so uniquely yours
Each moment pressing into the foundation
Of what makes you tick
How you move through this world
Is influenced by those bits and pieces
Each fuels your passions
Makes you who you are
I would not change any of them
Even the harder challenges and failures
Have built the me that I am today
My compassion comes from a place with rough edges.
My heart connects to those who are experiencing what I did
My experience makes me open to their pain and anguish
I move into a place of helper or mentor
Knowing I can offer guidance I may not have had.
I also lean into the compassion and guidance from others
As they are there for me.
Then I pay it forward.

My curiosity is sparked by the psychological impact
Of how experiences and memories entwine
Each person perceiving the same situation in their own way
Each taking from it and making it there own
Some people struggle and argue
Some people turn hateful
Some, like me, are opened by the experience
And let their vulnerability
Transend time and space and build compassion
It does not happen over night.
It builds over time.
Memories, tempered by time
Become who we are
And that influences how we interact with this world.
It is all about choice and perception
Some take a negative path,
Others stay positive in the face of adversity.
It is all up to you.
How will your collected memories colour you?

Lines to this point = 43.
This piece may need some work, but I like it so far.

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