Be here now and stay in the present moment are wonderful ideals to live by to support the smooth flow of life. Yet every once in a while there is a real sweetness in diving into the past to remember a moment that brought on connection, joy, or possibility.

For me, one of the memories that lights me up is the red hop ball I used to have as a kid. It used to live in the small crawl space above my room and each time it was time to pull it out and bounce I was in a mode of excitement and anticipation.

So simple, a rubber ball, a handle, bouncing around...what sweet joy.

What is a special memory that lights you up?

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