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Experiences Matter, Not Material Things

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I have read a wonderfully moving blog post earlier today (or rather yesterday as I am typing this after midnight).  It was the sort of post that makes your eyes go dangerously misty and you may need to start searching for a box of tissues. The title was rather intriguing, ‘Life’s Defining Moments: Dolphins Compulsory?’, so I read on…

What was the post about?

Nicola, the blog’s author, wrote candidly about some of her life experiences, not all of which were easy or pleasant, but nevertheless she managed to weave in some beautiful, subtle humour into her account.  What gave her strength to get through the tough times, were her memories of all the precious moments in life.

Nicola’s post has made me stop and think about what it is that really matters in life.  Her message is very clear – experiences and memories do, material things don’t.

I wholeheartedly agree.  Too often we focus on surrounding ourselves with various objects and gadgets, loosing sight of what is really important – and really important are people and experiences, especially if shared with those close and dear to us.  Material things can easily perish, but no-one can take away from us our cherished memories.  It is the things we remember, not the things we own, that we hold on to to help us get through difficult times.

It really is worth reading.

There is no point in me describing here what Nicola wrote in her post, I wouldn’t do it justice.  Instead, please pop over to her website and read it for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.

You will find Nicola’s post ‘Life’s Defining Moments: Dolphins Compulsory?’ on her blog’s site, TheLotusProject.co.uk – just follow this link: http://thelotusprojects.co.uk/lifes-defining-moments-dolphins-compulsory.

Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Experiences Matter, Not Material Things

    1. Thank you again, Jagbir, it’s encouraging to know you liked my post. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

  1. i agree with you. material things perish, memories and experiences stay with us forever. if only more people would realize this too.

  2. Wow, is all I can say – thank you. I have been fortunate not to have had a near death experience but it is fascinating…and scary. And I love the voice of the blogger you have just introduced me to.

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