Be very careful what you wish for Reliving that one special moment


“consider the implications. We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we’ve got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place – but then it’s too late”    ― Alexandra Potter, Be Careful What You Wish

A father and his young daughter share quality time building a snowman in a school yard. The two bond and create an experience that will last them both a lifetime. Seize the day.

Is it not better to totally enjoy the moment and not merely yearn to relive it?

The drama, intensity, spontaneity and all around fun  experienced at one point in time can never be recreated no matter how hard we wish it so.

Savor the moment. Live for the now. Enjoy the day.


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7 Comments on Be very careful what you wish for Reliving that one special moment

  1. Maybe part of what makes the day stand out is the novelty, which would be lost if you were to repeat it, thereby diminishing even the memory of it.

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    • You are so correct. The “novelty” of the day makes a lasting impression on our minds and being human beings we greedily want to savor again and again the thrill of that special event, moment or exhiliration.

      The movie “Groundhog Day” shows us in a somewhat comical way what can happen when an event tries to dominate our lives. Many times once is more than enough for many of us to extract the life enhancing excitement of a special occasion. Thank you for your comments. Enjoy the day.

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  2. This is so true, at least for me. I have all the good memories in my heart. The older I get, the more I find myself fascinated with new experiences in the present and the future. It’s called moving forward. It’s hard to go forward, when you keep looking backward. Just my take. 🙂

    Great article!




    • Yours is a good take on the topic. Younger adults yearn to relive past events. More mature people want new experiences. You can only look back so long and then your neck starts to ache. At least mine does. Thank you for your thoughts Lola. Enjoy the day.

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  3. Thank you Amanda. Reliving wonderful moments thrills me as well. But harping on the present and desperately yearning for those thrilling days of yesteryear is another story. Enjoy the present as well as those wonderful moments from the past. One might indirectly affect the other and increase your awarness for today. Does that make sense?

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  4. samanthamisiaszek // November 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm // Reply

    This is a very interesting take on how to look at special moments in life. I feel like you are right, it is better to enjoy the moment rather than to yearn to relive it. Ultimately, I feel like many people now a days try to capture special moments on their phones either through pictures or videos and sometimes the moment is suddenly less special because you are devoting more effort into saving the moment than actually enjoying it. I am guilty of this very thing, and I am finding that it is better to put my phone away and stop taking hundreds of pictures and just embrace the moment.


    • Some folks never come to realize that they are missing out on a unique experience and will not capture the emotional excitement in a selfie or pic. It is their loss I guess. Thank you for your opinion. Enjoy the day.


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