Remember Reminder #3: Listen

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#rememberreminder: Listen

…To the background sounds of your day: Do you hear music filled with lyrics of happiness and laughter and love? Remember to be grateful. Do you hear songs of sadness and struggle and despair? Remember that you can do hard things.


…To the voices of those who love you: Do they tell you that you are important? Do they tell you that you are everything? Do they tell you that you are enough? Remember to believe them. 


…When you want to speak: Do you learn something new? Remember silence can be a teacher.


…To your heart: Do you hear it calling? Remember to answer and believe your heart is leading you home.


…To stories of the past: Do you remember who you are and where you came from? Remember the importance of nostalgiaDo you want to live a simpler, happier, more fulfilling life? Remember to celebrate the past to create better days today.

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Today, remember to listen: No matter what it is you hear, we’re pretty sure it will be absolutely, wonderfully, amazingly, breathtakingly beautiful.
Remember: “The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.” – Alfred Brendel. 

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If you remember to listen today, what will you hear?

We post our Remember Reminder series on the blog here every Friday morning, as well as on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Just search the hashtag #rememberreminder to find us! And if you have any of your own post-it note Remember Reminders that we should know about, make your own and use the hashtag so we can share the love!


At the The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.


46 thoughts on “Remember Reminder #3: Listen

  1. When we get going so fast it is easy to forget to stop and listen. I had a unique opportunity to do that with my 18-year-old daughter this week. It was just the two of us and it was amazing how much it of a difference it made to our relationship. She knows I care because I stopped to listen.

    1. We’re so glad you and your daughter could make that amazing connection. The simple act of listening can say so much more — it can say, “I hear you. I love you. You matter to me.” — without ever having to say the words.

  2. What a beautiful post ! Thanks so much for sharing I will remember to listen today ❤️

  3. What a great reminder….but what if when we listen all we hear is the kids screaming? LOL I guess we need to listen deeper and listen to the wonderful set of lungs that we were blessed with in that of our precious children!

  4. This is so real! I feel like I should have a giant post-it note on my fridge with the word “Listen”!

  5. What a good reminder. I spend so much time talking to my kids each day, sometimes I forget to LISTEN to them (and to myself…and everything else). What a great way to think about slowing down and being more mindful.

    1. Listening to children means you learn some of the most amazing, wonderful (and sometimes scary) things… but having them talk is SO much better than having them not talk!

  6. I remind my students to listen A LOT! They always want to start talking before someone else is done and they just aren’t listening to what the other person is actually saying.

  7. I do love your posts and they touch my own nostalgic heart. This is a terrific reminder to truly listen and not just hear. I loved “Remember to answer and believe your heart is leading you home.” Wonderful post!

  8. I am really going to take this on today and see what the world around me is saying. Sometimes we move so fast that listening – truly listening can be forgotten. Thank you 🙂

  9. This is such a great reminder! I try to teach my kids how much better it is to listen than to speak. I think I need to take my own advice! 🙂

  10. I kid you not, just as I’m reading the words “No matter what it is you hear, we’re pretty sure it will be absolutely, wonderfully, amazingly, breathtakingly beautiful” my dog (who had been chewing a pig’s ear) started dry heaving. I literally lol’d. I guess sometimes what we hear is also hysterical is just the right context. 😂

  11. “Remember silence can be a teacher.”

    I’ve been sitting with myself – in absolute silence – for about 5-10 minutes each day. It’s pretty CRAZY that the 5 minutes can allow for such a huge shift in my day-to-day.

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