#rememberreminder: Say Thank You
Even though today’s Remember Reminder — Say Thank You — is probably one of the first things you remember being reminded to do as a child, it very well might be one of the most powerful and important lessons you’ve ever learned.
After extensive research back in 2007, author Robert Emmons found that expressing gratitude — our emotion that that relates to our ability to feel and express thankfulness and appreciation — has the ability to improve our mental, physical, and relational well-being. Being grateful can also impact our overall experience of happiness, and these effects tend to be long-lasting. This makes sense, because we all know how wonderful it makes us feel to say “thank you” to someone. It’s powerful to let someone know that they made a difference in your life, no matter how big or small their kindness or generosity or thoughtfulness may have been. Continue reading “Remember Reminder #7: Say Thank You”
Did you know nostalgia strengthens a sense of meaning in life? In fact, nostalgia provides all kinds of positive benefits you may not know about. Our goal here at The Nostalgia Diaries is to help you live a more simple, positive, and happier life by celebrating the past to create better days today.
One of the ways we do that is by sharing cool, interesting, remarkable, fun, helpful, positive, motivating content (mostly centered around nostalgia) that we find around the interwebs. We do that here on the blog with our Music on Mondays, our Throwbacks on Thursdays, our #RememberReminders on Friday, and our Everyday Nostalgia on Sundays. We do it every day on Facebook. And while we don’t generally share other people’s stuff on The Nostalgia Diaries’ Instagram feed, we see some great content posted daily by our followers and those we follow. Like these shoes that Christina Campbell at _christina.pearl_ recently posted: Continue reading “10 Things We’re Loving Online | May”
Magic is everywhere. You can spend magical moments with your loved ones. You can visit Mickey at the Magic Kingdom. You can give everything your “magic touch.” You can dress up like a fairy, wave your magic wand, and say Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo!” You can perform amazing magic tricks to amuse and amaze your friends. You can ride the roller coasters at Magic Mountain. You can watch fabulous YouTube footage of the great Magic Johnson.
The moonlight is magical. Sunsets are magical. Rainbows too. The ocean is magical. Mountains are magical. Old dusty books and faded photographs? Magical indeed. A wink and a smile. Holding hands. A kiss. All magical.
And MUSIC! Music is most definitely magical.
Today we give you 18 musical melodies sure to spark up some magical nostalgia on this marvelous May Monday! Enjoy! Continue reading “18 Melodies for a Magical Music Monday”
My daughter Zoey and I are walking to the park down the street from where we live. I suppose I should use the word walking loosely, because Zoey never really just puts one foot in front of the other; her momentum always seems to come from a series of leaps and twirls and skips and hops and the occasional hip shake. It seems that for Zoey, she is destined to float and dance through life.
She runs ahead of me and propels herself into a leap, and after a brief airborne suspension, Zoey lands, one foot at a time, squarely into a puddle. As it splashes around her, Zoey laughs and lifts her head and arms in joy for sticking her landing.
“A perfect 10!” I say as I catch up to her. Continue reading “Week 20: The Case for Staying Curious | Everyday Nostalgia”
#rememberreminder: Wear Sunscreen
You can picture it: It’s the dog days of summer, and there you are, all suited up and ready to hit the pool. You grab your towel, goggles, and maybe even your Walkman (or maybe your Discman, your Zune, your iPod, or your iPhone — depending on what generation you grew up in) because a day at the pool isn’t complete without a splashin’ good set of tunes. You run out the front door to gather your friends, and just before it slams behind you, you hear your parents’ voices following not far behind:
“Remember to wear sunscreen!” Continue reading “Remember Reminder #6: Wear Sunscreen”