Ye Olde Swimming Hole

current, insightful, yet nostalgic

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Nostalgia comes quickly

Nostalgia is a strange condition. Longing for the past often keeps us from fully enjoying the present. Anticipating the future can also have the same effect. The cure to both conditions is to learn to savor every moment and know that life will bring many more great moments in the future. If we can learn to appreciate and be grateful to God for the little things in life, we will be better able to fully soak in life's goodness.

Perhaps part of nostalgia comes from knowing we'll never pass this way again in the identical circumstances. We age, people move on, conditions change, etc. That's where the hope of eternal life comes in. There are much greater things in store for us beyond this life. The key is to live this one well to help us better prepare for the next one.


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