Make a statement!

Today I am sharing a very interesting article which was mailed to me by one of my friends, long back. Today while I was storing my important documents on Google Drive, I stumbled upon it. Read it carefully and give a thought….May be it can make a difference to your life 🙂

My Friends,

Money has no memory. Experience has. You will never know what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalization bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother’s life or the life you get to live with the just born. You won’t remember the cost of your honeymoon, but to the last breath remember the experiences of the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory. Experience has.

Good times and bad times, times of prosperity and times of poverty, times when the future looked so secure and times when you didn’t know from where the tomorrow will come… life has been in one way or the other a roller-coaster ride for everyone. Beyond all that abundance and beyond all that deprivation, what remains is the memory of experiences. Sometimes the wallet was full… sometimes even the pocket was empty. There was enough and you still had reasons to frown. There wasn’t enough and you still had reasons to smile. Today, you can look back with tears of gratitude for all the times you had laughed together, and also look back with a smile at all the times you cried alone. All in all, life filled you with experiences to create a history of your own self, and you alone can remember them all.

The first time you balanced yourself on your cycle without support…

The first time she said ‘yes’ and it was two years since you proposed…

The first cry… the first steps… the first word… the first kiss… all of your child…

The first gift you bought for your parents and the first gift your daughter gave you…

The first award… the first public appreciation… the first stage performance…

And the list is endless… Experiences, with timeless memory…

No denying that anything that’s material cost money, but the fact remains the cost of the experience will be forgotten, but the experience never.

So, what if it’s economic recession? Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on a pilgrimage, at least to the local temple. You can still play with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn’t cost money to lie down or to take a loved one onto your lap. Nice time to train the employees, create leadership availability and be ready for the wonderful times when they arrive. Hey! Aspects like your health, knowledge development and spiritual growth are not economy dependent.

Time will pass… economy will revive… currency will soon be in current… and in all this, I don’t want you to look back and realize you did nothing but stayed in gloom. Recession can make you lose out on money. Let it not make you lose out on experiences… If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more you have, you will still not be happy.

Make a statement with the way you live your life: How I feel has nothing to do with how much I have.

What are you thoughts? Did it change the way you think?

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2 thoughts on “Make a statement!

  1. Oh my goodness……this post got me all choked up. What a beautiful message. I agree, life truly is about the experience, and not about the material things. A well lived life is not defined by monetary means, but by the people we share it with. One of my favorite quotes is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”. Thank you for posting this. Love, love, LOVE this post!

    • I had the same feeling as you when I read this post for the first time. Life is really precious and we need to treasure every moment and share our happiness with everyone around us. Those little moments are like small bubbles filled with love and happiness. We just need to collect those bubble to make our lives worth living and not get occupied with materialistic things which are nothing but delusions.
      Thanks for taking out time to read it!

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