a perfectly blissful day

loving the little things in life


on November 21, 2011

A simple pleasure: reminiscing about old times.

You pull a box down from the shelf of your closet. Not expecting it to be as heavy as it is, you let go of the box and jump back.

The box is now on the floor along with all its contents. Yearbooks, ticket stubs, photos and notes are scattered on the ground. To some, all this would be called junk, but to you, all those things are memories.

You haven’t looked at your old high school stuff in years. You forget what you were looking for in the first place and sit down to look through everything.

As you pick up the photos and yearbooks, you realize how young you and your friends looked. You can’t help but laugh. You remember all the stupid, crazy times you all had. From cheering on the boy’s basketball team at state to celebrating your 16th birthday to your first serious boyfriend, every memory brings a smile to your face.

You grab your cell phone. You call your high school best friend. Talking and laughing for an hour, you both reminisce about high school memories.

Reminiscing can be beneficial to your health as well. Fiona Macrea says in “Why reminiscing about old times can boost your health,” that reminiscing about old times activate parts of your brain that are otherwise dormant. Not only does reminiscing make you feel great, but it is also good for your health.

Let reminiscing with friends be part of your perfectly blissful day.


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