Three words. Four sides. A lifetime. A box,
however big or small, is used to store things you don’t want to throw away, yet
don’t want them in plain sight. The box we most cherish is the one that holds
our memories. Some keep it inside their head. In that special place with all
the thoughts they love to bring to mind. Others have a physical container
filled with memorabilia from times that were too special for them to ever
Each memory box is unique for every person who has one. Because not everyone has the same perception of the things that matter. Some people are overly sensitive, saving theatre tickets, beer caps, hand-written notes, printed photos, even dried-up flowers. They are things that encase more than a simple memory; a feeling that is worth remembering. Because it was at that time when they felt serene, loved and happy. When they believed that ‘forever’ is more than just wishful thinking but rather a word that could gain the meaning they want if they try hard enough.
Others have boxes with fewer things: books, music, photo
frames, souvenirs, even clothes. More practical entities of what a memory
But all have something in common: the memories we create are
the feelings that make us stronger, more optimistic and resilient. They are
proof that happiness does exist and will last as long as you are willing to
No matter how many boxes of memories we create, we must all
believe in the beauty of a happy ending. And the fact that we each deserve one.