Experiences Are Worth More Than You Think

In a few weeks summer will be coming to an end, children will be going back to school or heading off to college. Summer time is generally the time most of us go on vacation or maybe we just came back. With that being said, you may be hearing a fluttering of questions like “How was your summer?”, or “What did you do this summer?” or even “You go anywhere for vacation?” Some people may have gone to the beach, camping, visiting family and some of us may have traveled to faraway places and experienced the history of different cultures, tried exotic foods or you may not have gone anywhere and just spent it with family and friends. Whatever you did or wherever you have gone, you created a MEMORY, which is really important.

We spend so much time working on plans and making them perfect, but did we take the time and reflect on the time we spent with our family or friends and the memories we’ve created with them. It’s not about the number of pictures or selfies you take. It’s about taking it all in, where you are and who you were with. We need to remember to enjoy the experiences and special moments all we can, because life is short.

Time is very precious, and it is very easy to take for granted. Slow down and take it all in, get the most out of each day that you can. I can guarantee there is going to be a time when you will be sitting around with your family or friends and someone will undoubtedly say, “Hey, do you remember the time when…?” and that’s when you will really cherish those moments that you experienced with your loved ones.

As we all fall back into our routines, let us remember that with every interaction that we have with each other every day we can create those special moments, so that one day when we look back with that person and remember that special memory, it will put a smile on our face.

“People think that experiences are only going to provide temporary happiness, but they actually provide both more happiness and more lasting value.”

Frank J. DiCamillo

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