My least favorite memories are the ones where I was a jerk.
So I remind myself, in those moments where I'm tempted to be impatient, unthoughtful, or unwilling to be inconvenienced, that the moment happens now but the memory remains.
It's always worth it to take the time to do what I think is actually the best kindest truest action. When I remember those choices, even later as I learn many of them were not kind or best, I don't dislike the memory because it is a memory of doing what I thought was right.
Let's always try to do the work of giving ourselves better memories. The moment is important but fleeting. The memory stays and informs us as we tell the story of what kind of person we are.
It's always worth it to do the work, to forgive ourselves when we didn't, and to get better and better at making sure we do.
Hugs, smiles, and love!!
Autism Answers with Tsara Shelton (Facebook)