Each of us have at one point in time have felt the impact of being remembered and/or forgotten. This can affect us in a variety of ways. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “BEING REMEMBERED OR FORGOTTEN.”
In life, we will meet various people. Sometimes, we might become close to some, while others may be for just a moment. How do you feel when you are thought of or remembered by these individuals who you get close with? If we are to be honest, it is genuinely a nice feeling to be thought of, remembered, and spoken kindly of.
We in turn may remember certain people and perhaps feel as though we can get to know them more. It is funny when you can see the things you may have in common and the things that you don’t. You learn to appreciate the differences as much as the similarities.
For me, personally I can recall many times, where I met someone, and the relationship grew to where we had a variety of things in common. However, we also had a lot of differences as well. There is one relationship where I noticed along the way as we became closer, she began to withdraw her true feelings and only put on a facade not only in front of me but others too. Due to this, our relationship drastically changed, and we had to go separate ways. The amazing part is that I am one who will ask for the person to tell me honestly if something is wrong so we can make it right. She however did not want to ever express what was really going on in her heart. I felt as though there was jealousy and other things she was battling. It was hard but necessary emotionally, spiritually, and mentally to let her go.
On the other hand, there are those relationships where you may be the one pouring into the other and may at times feel forgotten. Feeling forgotten can really impact you in various ways. For one, if you believe that you are important to the other person and they do not acknowledge you at all, this will hurt. Also, some will like being connected to you for their own image and stature and forget you as they move on to the next level. Some relationships seem genuine and yet it appears that there are those who will easily forget you and not care if it hurts you at all.
Personally, for me being in leadership, I have had the opportunity and honor to be able to bring encouragement to many. Some will remember and demonstrate lots of appreciation while others look at it, as an expectation to meet their needs no matter how much time I might have spent with them. I understand that there will be moments when you will be remembered and other times that you will be forgotten. What brings me peace in both is accepting either one. I may not always get a ‘thank you’ or ‘I am thinking of you,’ but when I do, it means so much to me. Being forgotten can really hurt at times, but I know it is important to keep my heart right and remember why I do the things I am doing with a pure heart.
Another important point about forgetting is regarding forgiveness. It may be necessary to try to forget as you walk in the process of healing. Dwelling on the hurts and pains of others will bring you down and can affect how you treat each relationship. Not everyone should be put in the same category of the one who has hurt you. To press on toward the future there are some things from the past you must forget.
How has being remembered and forgotten affected you? Have you had a relationship that impacted you with either one? How do you make sure you are remembering someone? How have you felt regarding forgetting others? Thank you for sharing your story. Let’s continue to take moments together.
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15 thoughts on “BEING REMEMBERED OR FORGOTTEN”
Well said, and something I needed to hear today. Sometimes ego can take over. I do my best to live each day with a grateful heart.
Very well written and so true. My ego can definitely interfere sometimes! Reading things like these makes me take a moment to be grateful and set my ego aside!
Thank you so much for putting this together!
Very thought provoking! I try, and sometimes fail, to be grateful every day!
It’s definitely one day at a time. Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing your thoughts.
This really made me think. Great reminder. Thank you.
This post really opened my eyes to how bad my ego is. Thanks for this.
Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing your thoughts.
I completely understand why you had to distance yourself from your friend. I’ve been in similar situations, and it’s never easy. Even worse when family members put you in that type of situation.
Definitely these moments can be very trying especially when it comes to family. But they are necessary sometimes. Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing you thoughts.
I always felt like I didn’t care about that. I was living my life and accepted the fact that everybody moved on to whatever stages of their lives. But then an old friend told me she had forgotten I existed – like she hadn’t thought about me until she had seen me. That was actually the moment I decided I’d stop being so reserved (I know I was) and decided to make some (figurative) noise and stop censoring myself.
Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing you comments.
This is a very thought provoking post. Knowing your worth is so important, so distancing can sometimes be helpful. Thank you for sharing.
Lauren – bournemouthgirl
Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Yes, there are times we must distance ourselves for sure. Let’s continue to take moments together.
What a wonderful post as it touched on a topic that I’ve had to deal with plenty of times over the years. I’ve been living abroad for over a decade and traveled a bit. Then it’s easy to meet new people, but also to see them go. And as a teacher I’ve seen many students come and go, and more often than not, you’ll create a certain bond with them. You’ll never know who will remember you, as you said. And that’s also the beauty of it.
With some friendships it can hurt when they go bad, but that’s life. And I loved how you brought up foregiveness. Great post, thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts about being remembered or forgotten. This topic is something I believe I will share more on in the future. It does mean a lot to be remembered and it can hurt when you are easily forgotten. I definitely can understand how you might feel experiencing living outside of what you are used to and constantly meeting new people including students. It is so important to recognize each day we are impacting others around us as much as they may impacting us as well. Continue to take moments with me.