This morning, I was on my way to work and I noticed how many semi-trucks were on the highway. Looking left and right, I saw an endless amount of eight-wheelers swallowing the roads as they roar by shaking your windows. Watching as they passed by I had suddenly recalled an old memory from my past back when my brother and I were just two kids sitting in the back seat of mom’s black explorer trying to get every truck driver we passed by to honk his horn. Doing the “Choo-Choo” hand motion, we watched as they pulled on that long string and honked their roaring horns. I remembered feeling the windows shake and how my mom laughed and smiled with the widest grin on her face. This was on of my purest memories and remembering the smile on my mothers face that day made the memory that much stronger. I found myself grinning just reflecting on the memory. This shows the strong emotional influence that memories have on us as well as how important the simple moments in life are. Whether it was a memory of you fishing with your grandpa, or the moment you won the game with your team, they both leave a powerful emotional trail that allow us to access these memories and feelings later in life.