Own Your Experiences
I was blessed to live in a lake view home about five years ago.
It was a charming home with stunning views.
The summers were my favorite time of the year. Time drifted by slowly.
Wildlife moved all around us, living out their lives.
Dragonflies fluttered around the back patio.
Deer roamed the property.
Eagles perched on the frozen lake waiting to capture their next meal.
One sunny morning, I swept the back patio, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the lake views. That’s when I had a revelation about life.
You see, we only rented the home. But, I realized that even though we didn’t own the home we owned the experience of living there.
That’s when I discovered I valued ownership of experiences over ownership of material goods.
The truth is . . . We have become obsessed with what we can own. We believe that what we own will give us the experiences we desire.
This is a myth. You need not need to own much to experience life.
Don’t put your life on hold until you can afford something.
Stop thinking you need to buy more things to live a more fulfilling life.
Discover the experiences that will feed your soul and quench your desires.
+ Try renting sports car on your next road trip and experience the thrill of riding.
+ Find a local French bistro and dine alfresco with a bottle of French wine.
+ Visit a local art show of a famous Italian artist.
+ Curl up in a luxury hotel room that offers fine linens and soft robes.
Dig in deep.
Discover what your soul is craving.
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