This quote is so empowering, especially in today's society when the world is so focused on having the best of everything - the best phone, the best car, the best clothes. When I think about the favorite parts of my life, I don't think about the most expensive pair of shoes I've ever owned or the collection of Barbies I had as a little kid. I think about...
...the first concert I ever went to (House of Blues in Myrtle Beach to see Switchfoot during my freshman year of high school)
...when I was offered my first job promotion
...the first time I ever danced with a boy (at the middle school graduation dance)
...seeing my sister in her prom dress
...the first time I won a contest (for my D.A.R.E. essay that I got to read in front of the whole fifth grade class and their families)
...the hug my dad gave to me after I graduated from college
...the first time Jon and I said "I love you" (in my apartment after the engineering ball during our junior year of college)
When I think about moments in my life, whether good or bad, I think about the feelings I had and things I was thinking. I travel back to those moments and smile or frown or get embarrassed or laugh, like I'm living in them again. Being able to travel back to those points in time in my mind is so much more satisfying than having the newest car or the biggest TV.
When you're out living today, and every day, don't focus on having the newest and best of everything, instead just live your life and cherish the moments that make your heart smile, the moments that will stick with you forever.