NOSTALGIA

How often do you feel nostalgia?  Nostalgia is a wistful feeling, wishing for a better time and place when you remember things as happier.  Nostalgia is felt more often when we are having a hard time in our lives.  I think many more people than usual due to depression due to the current COVID-19 situation.  Due to lock downs and restrictions being removed, more people are getting out and returning to some form of semblance.  They are forgetting that everyday, another 20,000 people in the United States alone are getting an additional case of Covid-19.  Nostalgia is felt often from my end.

My nostalgia exists in the past where all nostalgia lives.  I remember feeling much happier in the past, but have always been a bit discontent.  Before we go further with our post on nostalgia, let us take a look at the meaning of it.  

Webster definition of Nostalgia-a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with personal associations.  

Daily Wisdom Words Definition of Nostalgia-Missing the past or things within it that remind you of better times and memories where you were happier. 

If I am listening to an old song, which I often do, nostalgia often comes into play.  I long for the days of the past when my children were still young and living with me.  I long for the years of high school which immediately causes nostalgia to wash over me.  I long for my old home, where I haven’t lived in years.  Not only do I feel nostalgic about my old home, I feel sad.  I miss the days when a house was filled with family and laughter.  Now, my children are grown and my son focused on his world and my daughter hers.  Money is often a concern for me since I was forced to leave new home sales due to health issues.   All of these examples of nostalgia have two things in common.  The feeling of wistfulness that accompanies nostalgia, and a longing to go back.  What creates the feeling of nostalgia for you?  

What time era or memory do you think of that brings nostalgia on?  Beneath this article, leave a comment, quote, or memory poem that stimulates nostalgia within you.  There is a place beneath this article which says, “join the discussion”.  Please leave your comment there.  This is a live prompt, which means I will respond to your comments, and am thrilled when you take time to leave one.  

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Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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