Those were the days!

I am experiencing a streak of nostalgia! In the last post I shared memories of cherished Sunday afternoon drives with my Grandfather, and the special treat he sometimes provided by stopping at Dairy Queen®.

This recalled another memory. A few years ago, I invited a dozen or so friends to join me in celebration of my birthday at the DQ® near my home. The store was usually not very busy on Saturday afternoons. So the date was set for lunch on the Saturday of my birth week.

It was my first opportunity to enjoy a DQ® cake and the manager could not have been more gracious while explaining the various options. He even offered to customize the decoration!

For me, a gathering is not really a party if there isn’t entertainment. So, entertainment I provided. Yo-yos, wheelies, spinning tops, whistles, bubble makers, kazoos, sketchers, and even miniature air hockey games.

We had a great time that afternoon. At least I did! So did the other customers as they observed my friends of all ages enjoy the trip down memory lane with me.

Sharing this memory with you is another way to show how SaSS-Y we each are in our unique way. You may not have sweet memories of Dairy Queen®. But you DO have fond memories.

Instead of dwelling on what we cannot do today, why not revive a distant memory that evokes thoughts of days past? Revel in them for a while. Resurrect them. Bring them momentarily back to life. Enjoy them again while you allow them to envelope you in the warmth they originally generated.

I think that is a pretty SaSS-Y! thing to do.


Photos: S. Richardson

Published by Coach Wanda McMullen

Executive Coach

4 thoughts on “Those were the days!

  1. Your Birthday party was so unique at the DQ…..goes to show we are never too old to have fun eating ice cream, playing games, and enjoying friends!


  2. My smile from ear to ear was a spontaneous reaction to your blog and my memories of eating, talking, and gaming with your friends on that hot day in the ATL! Thnx Coach for bright moments


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