Friday, January 7, 2011
Preciousness of Good Memories in Old Age.
They live together in a small house, take care of their plants and a garden, and stay close to the Church. Life is quiet and orderly; they are now preparing to meet God. The columnist, with a smile, asks, "Fighting makes the life of most couples interesting. Both of you live a simple life. It must have been boring!"
"We fought when younger, but we are weak now and don't have the energy; words are not necessary to have a life full of joy."
"What do you mean you can be happy without talking?"
"Of course you can. We talk very little but we have great joy in life. From a very young age, we have taken out a wonderful insurance. We are now benefiting from the policy."
"Insurance! What kind do you have? Are you getting insurance returns every month?"
"Getting a return every month on your insurance is not the only kind. We as a couple from early on have considered memories a very important part of our insurance. We are a simple and ordinary family, but we traveled a lot as a family. We climbed mountains, looked up at the heavens and saw the beauty of the ocean. Together as a family, we faced and solved our problems. Even now our children, with the grandchildren, come to visit us here in the country. It seems they are also interested in this kind of insurance."
"Do those memories come back to you now?"
"Yes, with the years not all remains but one thing that is strong and vivid is that it was done with my spouse. And with the passing of the years, we have, without needing words, these wonderful memories which brought us much happiness."
The reminiscences we have of our life are the best insurance for old age. This should be the expectations of all of us.