|A special gift from a dear friend!|
Have you ever wondered about your memory? Do you ever worry about your memory?
|We must not let our memories fade!|
It's not that I remember everything, I don't have a photographic memory or anything, and I may not remember someone's name, but I really seem to have a knack for remembering small details.
|Getting older doesn't mean we have to lose our mind!|
...a lot of that comes from being artistic, and the other from the types of careers I have had that have necessitated research and emulation.
I don't give things just a passing glance, I study details and design, how somebody does something, how something is made, how something is laid out... and I remember it, recall it to use at a later date... it's a funny thing! It's not something I consciously do, it just happens..
...and I wonder if this practice will serve me well as I age.
But, there are two things that seem to test my memory, all the time, every day... my keys and my glasses.... I lose them all the time; have absolutely no clue where I saw or put them last! Even to the point that I have found myself hunting all over for my prescription reading glasses, standing there and staring blankly into space trying to remember where they were, only to discover I was wearing them all along, I guess I just couldn't see the clarity for the blur!!
The mind is a great tool, a funny thing... it may remember, it may not... it may be useful, it may not...
|Remember to look after yourself!|
We must test our mind, challenge it, practice activities which make us have to use it, do different activities with it... do you think that if the mind is being challenged enough that when it is called upon for something really important, it will be sharp enough? I don't know, I am not a mind specialist... but we do know that as babies and growing children we are challenged to play different games, participate in memory games, fit the shape games. All of these types of things are the basis for opening our mind and keeping it healthy and keeping it growing when we are young, so, why should we stop as we age?
Keep challenging your mind by learning new things, working with hand and eye coordination tasks that will make the brain think, read, test yourself... it's all games for the mind!
|The writing says it all!|
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