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.



Remember Reminder #2: Keep Your Chin Up

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#rememberreminder: Keep Your Chin Up

Surely this phrase is familiar to you. We’ve probably all been told this at least once in our lives, most likely after stumbling or struggling or falling just short of something.

This nostalgic idiom was first printed in an October 1900 edition of the Pennsylvania newspaper The Evening Democrat: “Keep your chin up. Don’t take your troubles to bed with you – hang them on a chair with your trousers or drop them in a glass of water with your teeth.” In other words, it’s best to drown your troubles and hang them out to dry. Continue reading “Remember Reminder #2: Keep Your Chin Up”


Remember Reminder #1: Delight in the Little Things


#rememberreminder: Delight in the Little Things

We are so excited to announce our newest series here on The Nostalgia Diaries! In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a big fan of consistency over here on the blog: we keep your feet tapping with Music Mondays, take you back on Throwback Thursdays, and share stories with our Everyday Nostalgia series on Sundays.

So it got us thinking — why not one more? Every Friday, we will be posting Remember Reminders. These simple images will hold simple reminders — brought to you in a classic Post-It note style — that we believe sum up one of the things we’re all about here on Nostalgia Diaries: offering gentle reminders to help make your todays worthy of remembering tomorrow. Continue reading “Remember Reminder #1: Delight in the Little Things”