I screw up a lot. I forget things mostly. Being forgetful does come in handy though. I don't hold grudges because I can never remember why we were fighting in the first place. That would be a benefit. I can't be mad at you if I can't remember why you pissed me off. I forget important things too which is NOT good. I try to keep a calendar but even that is not foolproof.
I live with the best intentions. I am kind and I am patient and I am calm...95% of the time. I give people the benefit of the doubt and I forgive. Yet, I don't always receive that back from other people.
Why is that? It's frustrating.
All that aside, I realize that I will never remember the crazy things my kids say to me and and what age they were when they reached certain milestones. I will never remember the things that bring me joy and the little things that make up my life each and every day.
I want to remember. I don't want to forget...the good or the bad. All of these things make me who I am today and when I'm old and gray I want to...REMEMBER.