August 2018 Thoughts That Count
Be that person…”Be the type of person you want to meet!”
I desire to become so much more than materialistically successful. The ways we view success on this Earth really don’t hold much appeal to me. Money, power, ranking, etc… I have met some pretty rich people in my life and all I saw in them was loneliness. Don’t get me wrong, having money is fun! Being able to provide for your family is imperative. BUT, your checking account balance should not be what makes you feel whole or gives you purpose. These material gains are unfortunately fleeting. As the great theologian Kristian Bush once sang, “You can’t take it with you when you go, I’ve never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch.”
I desire to become someone who collects memories and not just more stuff. When I look back on my life, I want to have the ability to look back on memories that I can cherish. Not just things that my future children are going to have to sort through when I’m gone. I want to make memories with my husband, my children, my parents, my siblings, my friends. Heck, I want to make memories with complete strangers. After all, strangers are just friends we haven’t met yet. For me, making memories doesn’t have to involve some fancy vacation, but rather, simply spending quality time with the people I hold dear. Laughing with them. Eating with them. Enjoying one another’s company. So many great moments are formed around a dinner table. Have you ever noticed that?!