“The most important things in life aren’t things. They are moments.”
I admit that I’m guilty of thinking of my life as less happy, or feeling less fulfilled because of things that I do not own. A house, for example. Or really nice expensive coats, or that pair of designer shoes. Of not being able to afford eating at that cool restaurant, going on that expensive hotel. Of working on a field different from my Bachelor’s.
But to be honest. As much as we think things matter, they don’t. Does it make sense? As much as things are important, I want to honestly be able to feel like my experiences matter the most. I want to be able to look back and think of myself as happy and accomplished in life because of my moments.
I want people to look at me and say “she’s great, funny, friendly, every time we are together is a blast”, instead of “oh, yeah, she’s got this big house, amazing new car”. I want to carry this, and to pass it on to my kids. Your happiness isn’t measured by what you have, by which hotel you stayed in, by where your honeymoon was.
I want to live treasuring the moments I have, the friends I have, the memories I make. These are the things I’ll take with me when I pass. These are the things I want my kids to remember me by when the time comes.
What is your favorite quote?