like foot prints in the sand, places, people and events in our lives leave imprints on our hearts.
we call them memories.
our heart accumulates them like treasure both good and bad.
each imprint begins to define, teach and shape the person we are.
each of us reach for those imprints to help us make decisions, learn to relate better and more meaningfully with others and develop our character (hopefully for the better) so that what we have to offer the world is worthwhile.
sometimes they bring us joy and happiness.
sometimes they bring tears.
all are a treasure trove and reservoir to draw from…
they are valuable, even when painful, because they present to us experience, wisdom and maturity for enhancing our life’s journey.