Remember

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I was on the road yesterday traveling to Daleville, Al. Stopped in Metter, GA for the night and hit the pillow without a thought of posting to the Blog.

So here’s my make-up, mini post:

Don’t forget. Our memory is a precious and strange thing. We can remember the smell of our Grandma’s kitchen from 40 years ago, but we can’t seem to remember the idea from yesterday we were sure would change our life.

So write it down. Not only do you have a record of what happened, what you thought, what you saw, you have a tactile experience that reinforces your memory. I keep a black spiral bound notebook on my desk. Every phone call, every blog post, every letter I write gets recorded in that notebook.

Studies show that those that write with a pencil or pen on paper remember what they recorded much more than those that keyboard. There is a connection made in our brains when our thoughts are transferred by our hands onto paper. Our brains have an amazing ability to change and transform. It’s called neuroplasticity. Scans show that our brains physically change as we process and commit information to memory.

God of course made it this way, that’s why He said in Habakkuk:

2:2…And the Lord answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it.

Write it down, Don’t forget to remember.

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