Whew, Valentine’s week was an experience for an old man like me. Jim dragged me from place to place, but boy was it worth it. I got to meet all kinds of people, and even heard some of them laugh. That does an old man good. As a matter of fact, it does everyone some good.
Please don’t ask me where we’ve been. You see, I’m getting kind of forgetful these days. Many of you might think that is part of getting old. But if you ask me, it is simply a part of living. Of course, a part of living is getting old.
I saw a lady yesterday in the parking lot who was obviously looking for her car. She had forgotten where it was. I was encouraged because she was a lot younger than me. In fact, everyone these days are a lot younger than me.
Last night I watched a show on T.V. for forty-five minutes, then started channel surfing during commercials. I didn’t finish watching the program because I couldn’t remember what channel I had been on. That’s okay though. I had forgotten the story.
I decided to go to the doctor with my memory problem. I told him that I was having trouble remembering. When I was standing at the mail box I couldn’t remember if I had just mailed the letter or if I had just come out to get the mail. When I stood at the foot of the stairs, I couldn’t remember if I needed to go up them, or if I had just come down them.
Finally, the doctor got the idea. He asked me, “How long have you had this problem.”
“What problem?” I replied.
Jim says not to worry about our memory. Worrying won’t help us to remember. In fact, he says that it is good to forget some things. We need to look at every day as an adventure in living under the control of our Heavenly Father and to look forward to the future while forgetting the past. We need to trust God with all of our needs, even our memory.
Jim says it’s okay to laugh at ourselves if we forget some things. That must be why I have been laughing a lot today. Who knows, perhaps I will even remember about what.