A lot of people will complain that they are sad, even though they are surrounded by so much love and care everyday. Some people might feel left out, lonely, or unwanted. These feelings bubble up to the surface often when we feel like our needs aren’t being met. There are numerous ways you can help someone cope if they’re feeling down just by sitting with them and listening to them talk through their feelings. You could practice active listening by reflecting their emotions in a supportive way. Elicit their feelings and validate them by letting them know that you understand how they feel and believe what they’re saying. They might start to feel better if they know that someone understands their pain and will help them find ways of coping with those feelings. You could also validate their feelings by telling them that it’s okay to feel the way they do. Sometimes, being completely honest with someone is the best way to help them feel better; you don’t always have to sugarcoat your words or hide behind a mask of insincerity.
Introduction: What is a good memory and what are some of the most memorable moments in your life?
I live in a house that is haunted. One of my first boyfriends was from here and we shared our home with 2 of his friends who treated me like family. They were like brothers to me and the three of us shared an apartment together for a year or so. One night, we had a really scary experience with a ghost in that house. I was awoken out of my sleep and saw someone walking through the room, silhouetted by the streetlight coming through the window. I tried to reach out and touch the person, but no one was there. The next morning, everyone laughed it off, but I was terrified.
One year later, I became friends with a girl named Sara who lived down the street. One night, she and her boyfriend had the same experience that I had with the Schmoopie. Her boyfriend went to see if there was anything he could do to scare it away. He yelled at it to leave and shook things just as my ex-boyfriend had done, before leaving out of frustration. When he returned, they found a note on their door: “I’m sorry we woke you up. Can we leave the door unlocked tomorrow? Love, The Schmoopie.”
The following night, Sara came to my house and we left our doors unlocked. We pulled up two chairs to the door and sat down together in a circle. We each held hands and talked about how strange it was that a spirit could come into our home and disrupt us all. We decided that we would always leave our doors unlocked from that point on and never shake things. We felt a great sense of relief, thinking that the Schmoopie had been banished forever. Little did we know…
Memories that have made you feel something
Another memorable experience was when I went on a youth trip to France with my best friend, Grace. When we arrived in Corunna, Spain and were on our way to France, we were pulled over by a police officer for speeding. He was really nice about it and let us off with no ticket if we would give him an item from the American store that was sold there. He told us that we could return the item if we felt like it and he gave us a box of candy that he found in a store on the way to France. It was very thoughtful of him and we felt lucky that he let us off with a warning. We were making our way to the camp in France when we saw some lovely architecture. When we walked into the building, we noticed that it looked very similar to Hogwarts from the Harry Potter movies. It had beautiful designs on the walls and kindling in the fireplaces. The site had a huge dining room with big arched windows and tall ceilings. The architecture was mesmerizing.
How to create a playlist of your best memories
At times, it’s good to take a break from the normal grind and lie on the beach, watch a movie, or just chill by yourself. These types of activities can be really relaxing. I have a playlist on my iPod that I put together specifically for these kind of activities and it’s great for leaving me alone when I need some peace and quiet. You can find this playlist at [URL HIDDEN] Listen to it all day every day if you want and it will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s all about the music and your time, so make the most of it. You can also just put on your favorite tunes, but you won’t get the same effect.
The songs on this playlist are all of my favorite songs that I listen to often and are guaranteed to get me in the right mood. You don’t need to put these songs together in some grand order or even any order at all. Just pick the song that tastes best to you and go with it. I have other playlists like this for going to the gym, relaxing, partying and much more. I even have a rock playlist that gets me pumped up for exercising. You can create your own or just go to my website and check them out.
Best ways to create a great memory on a budget
One of the best ways to create a great memory without going broke is to find beautiful landscapes and go hiking. Pack a lunch, water, and a map, and spend the day enjoying nature. Usually there is cell phone service near highway areas for emergencies, so it’s good for one day adventures. Be sure to look up the area you are going hiking in before you go and prepare for any rainy weather.
Another great way to create a great memory without going broke is to find a local festival, fair or event and go dressed in your best clothes. It’s always nice to make friends and have fun with them. As long as it’s not a major event, it shouldn’t cost you more than $30-$50.
A great way to create a great memory on a budget is to make date night at home. This doesn’t have to be expensive either. Pick a walk or movie that costs about a $10 or less per ticket and spend the evening together.