Memories: Life is About Experiences, Not Things.
Memories of any sort are precious to us in our lives. We have them of our childhood, our friends and family etc. We also have experiences in our life that we hold on to and remember.
I read an article recently:-
Dr. Thomas Gilovich in the article says:-
“I’m not saying you should never reward a couple of hard weeks at work with a new outfit and a night out, but our larger investments should go toward experiences that create lifelong memories rather than an item that will lose its “cool” factor within a few years (if it’s lucky).”
The one thing that springs to my mind about creating lifelong memories is travel.
“Most of us are starting to realize the priceless advantages of spending our hard-earned money on things like travel, education and creative activities.”
If there is one thing my husband and I talk a lot about is the places we have been and some of the wonderful memories we have. We still talk of a visit to Italy that we did some years ago and the first place we ever went to together, Amsterdam.
Memories of Traveling For My Husband and I
I began my traveling later in my life. Up until my late thirties, I just couldn’t afford to travel if I am honest. We used to go on holidays in England to the seaside and as kids we used to go to Butlins Holiday Camp.
Its funny, but I remember those holidays so well, like they were yesterday.
I first went abroad to Germany in 1981, when I was in my late twenties. My sister lived there with her husband who was in the army. We were able to stay with them and get cheap flights through the armed forces.
The next time I went abroad was to Norway to visit a friend about 5 years later.
I loved every minute but couldn’t afford to go every year.
What Memories Do You Have?
Do you ever sit down and remember things?
What do you remember the most?
The biggest reasons I chose travel for my home business was because I loved to travel, creating more memories and I wanted to help others do the same.
I got more chances to travel when I began a business in the 90’s with other like -minded people. We were UK wide so I began traveling to places even in the UK I had never seen. The business also gave me the opportunity to travel to Europe and so my travel bug began.
When I first began working in a home business my network marketing company dealt with silver. It just didn’t float my boat at all. However, when they were taken over by a travel company – well things definitely looked more exciting.
How many people do you know who don’t like to travel, take vacations/holidays and generally chill out and have fun?
What could be better to encourage others to do than travel?
A Letter from Robert Roosevelt (Theodore’s Uncle)
I found a fascinating article where Robert was quoted:-
“It is not to see scenery,” he wrote, “you can see finer at home. It is not to see places where great people lived and died, that is a stupidity. But it is to see men. To enlarge your mind, which will never be enlarged by looking at a large hill, but by conversing with, and seeing the bent of the minds of other people.”
An older quote that was written in the language of the time. The sentiments can be related to today though.
I have known friends over the years where a holiday/vacation has brought couples closer together. A place where they could spend time together and let the outside world go for a while. It has been known to mend relationships between families.
We all need time to chill out and relax with our family and friends. When you travel you gain a wider perspective of life and other cultures. Meeting people from other parts of the world is such an education and making new friends even better.
Working on your own business, using the internet enables you to meet people from all over the world and being able to travel to events and meet them for real is such an exciting part of everything.
Its my view that our memories and experiences with people we care about is much more important than “things”, wether that be a holiday/vacation together, a day out, or a simple day spending time with one another.
Today, I have focused on travel, mainly because I do travel a lot both personally and professionally for my business. If that is something you would be open to learning more about then please reach out to me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
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