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Moments to Remember

What are the three most memorable moments — good or bad, happy or sad — in your life? Go!

There is a time in life to reflect. So today I am asking you to do just that, don’t just reflect, but share your reflection. Invite others to do the same. 

“Some memories are unforgettable, remaining vivid and heartwarming”

-Joseph Wirthlin 


“The First Kiss”

My mother wasn’t a very affectionate woman. In my family, we didn’t openly express our affection. There came a day when I was sick, and I was in the hospital and the visiting hours of that day were coming to a close. However, before she left for the evening, she leaned over and kissed me. To some, that’s a small thing, but for her, that was a significant expression of love, concern and possibly fear. I can never forget the first kiss. 

“The First Look”

I had seen her before many times, but never like this. She was radiant like a bright beam of light, and she was walking toward me (of all people). As she walked the crowd stood, the women there sighed, and I trembled. I had seen her before but never like this, because she would never be what she was before. At that moment, it would be my last look at my fiance and my first look at my wife. I will never forget the first look. 

“The First Lesson”

My Father’s approach to parenting was he would only speak once to correct our behavior. You would never hear a repeat corrective action because of the next step, which was the action of a physical nature that followed the second infraction of his law. So one day when I broke the law of bad grades, I knew that there would be punishment and I braced myself for it. I had never been so scared in all my life. When he spoke that day, my heart was hanging on to every word wondering when the physical portion of this disciplinary hearing would take place. He and I both knew he had a captive audience (literally). It was at this moment when I knew I was in trouble and deserved whatever punishment was coming; he said these words. “Is this your best? Before you answer, I need to know because if this is your best, I have to accept it and get you some help. However, If this not your best I do not want to see this again. I only want your best, and I can never be disappointed with your best.” He said ” If the grades that I see are not your absolute best, I don’t want to see them. I want only your best, do you understand?  I did then and still do.

These three moments I keep in my mind and hold in my heart. Each moment has helped shape me into what I am, and what I am becoming. 


Motivation One Moment At A Time