Amy Rees Anderson

The Good Old Days

Tonight my son Dalton was out camping and he was taking pictures of his son Flynn. He was reminiscing about seeing pictures of himself from when he’d been a little kid in that same place and now here he was taking pictures of his own son in that place. He said a quote came to his mind along the lines of “Right now are the good ole days you’ll be telling your future posterity about. Make them good.”  And it reminded him that regardless of any bad things going on in our lives we still need to be making “the good ole days” type of memories we can look back on.

His thoughts made me think of a Macklemore song called The Good Old Days. Here are a few excerpt lines I pulled from his song:

“I wish somebody would have told me…
Some day, these will be the good old days…

Someday soon, your whole life’s gonna change
You’ll miss the magic of these good old days…

I’d be laying in my bed and dream about what I’d become
Couldn’t wait to get older, couldn’t wait to be someone
Now that I’m here, wishing I was still young
Those good old days

I wish somebody would have told me…
That some day, these will be the good old days…

Wish I didn’t think I had the answers…
Wish I would’ve gotten out of my shell…

Wish I wouldn’t have worried about what other people thought
And felt comfortable in myself…

‘Cause someday soon, your whole life’s gonna change
You’ll miss the magic of the good old days

Never thought we’d get old, maybe we’re still young
Maybe we always look back and think it was better than it was
Maybe these are the moments
Maybe I’ve been missing what it’s about
Been scared of the future, thinking about the past
While missing out on now

We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud
And I ain’t worried about the wrinkles around my smile
I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around
I’ve felt some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now
Those good old days

You don’t know, what you’ve got
Till it goes, till it’s gone
You don’t know, what you’ve got
Till it goes, till it’s gone

I wish somebody would have told me…
Some day, these will be the good old days

Someday soon, your whole life’s gonna change
You’ll miss the magic of these good old days”

-select excerpts from Macklemore’s The Good Old Days

This weekend make some “Good Old Days” memories!

~Amy Rees Anderson

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