"I can remember what flavor of ice cream cone my grandmother and I shared at Disneyworld; but most of the time I can't remember what day it is. I guess it depends on what you think is important." - Katherine, age 13 This quote really struck me hard, and touched my heart as well. It reminded me in this culture of "go, go, go", how we can easily forget & not carve out the time for what is important. We can easily miss the "flavor of ice cream" if we're focused on trying to accomplish things and be efficient. This quote perfectly demonstrates one of the reasons why we're here: to be in relationships with each other.
This also reminds me that we can also remember the "wrong" things in relationships as well. How often do we focus on how those in our life let us down, forget things, or disappoint us? How much do we focus on the negative, without considering the positives too? Ouch. This quote was a great reminder to re-group, stay positive, and focus on what is important in our lives.
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Written by: Tamara Wilhelm MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.