I choose memorable experiences over material possessions

Choose Memorable Experiences Over Material Possessions

There are more valuable things that last longer than tangible gifts. Memorable experiences outlive any physical thing that I collect.

Living in a foreign country provides rich experiences. Cultural interaction introduces me to a side of life that is interesting and new. Those interactions stay with me. I love being able to recount my times abroad.

Although some collectibles symbolize an experience, they only serve to open the mind to a time in the past. Richness is found in the endless thoughts that live on.

Sometimes I choose to buy myself nice clothes, but I know that they only provide temporary fulfillment. I prefer to spend my money on train rides to a new city or bike rides through the hills with friends. Both open me up to great memories.

I find great satisfaction in doing something new. It expands my knowledge but also allows me to feel accomplished.

For birthdays and special occasions, I choose to take my friends and family to places that are unlikely to be forgotten. It is possible to save money and still share a wonderful experience.

My most memorable moment with my parents is eating ice cream on a Sunday evening. The simple rituals that bring people together build up the soul.

Today, my choice is to spend time and money on memorable experiences instead of material possessions. I like being able to recall wonderful memories that last me a lifetime.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  • How do I budget each month to ensure I have memorable experiences?
  • Under what circumstances are material possessions very important to me?
  • What are some of my most memorable experiences?

About the Author Rick Lewis

Rick Lewis is a disabled Vet with over 20 years of experience as a Sales Trainer, Coach and Mentor. He uses his life experiences and gifts to help others achieve success and wellness in their lives. Life doesn't always turn out the way we envisioned it. Heartbreak, health crisis, family turmoil, and financial troubles occur, leaving its mark on all aspects of our life. Rick is here to help you out of your rut. He will work with you to gain clarity on what it is that you want most in life and make proactive decisions that will bring about the change you’ve been hoping for. His specialties are: Self Love, Inspiration, Motivation, Self Confidence, Grief, Relationships.

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