One of my favorite lines in the Christmas story is attributed to Mary—not to what she said, but what she did: Mary remembered all these things and thought deeply about them (Luke 2:19).
Listening, watching, reflecting.
These things require that we are truly engaged with live as we move through it.
It seems, however, we default to “auto-pilot” with scary ease. It may get us from points A to B—but at what price?
Our ability to reflect impacts not only our ability to remember, but also to apply what we’ve learned.
These memories become treasures as they inform and form us.
Meditate on that!