It’s not about the stuff you have. It’s not about the clothes you wear. It’s not about the cars you drive. A good life is measured by the collection of memories you have accumulated. Not sure if you have enough of them? It’s time to get out there to start living your life.
Live for the Moments You Can’t Put into Words
If you can’t put a moment into words, bank it into your memory. Those are the best kind. Those are the moments you want to have. The ones that you can recount when you close your eyes. The ones that you daydream about. The ones that put a goofy smile on your face.
The moments you can’t put into words are the ones that can flash in your mind without any notice. You hear a song and remember your first kiss. You smell apple pie and remember the simple times when you visited your grandparents. All of those moments are worth remembering. You can’t have those without living your life to the fullest.
The mind is a funny thing. It can remember the strangest of events. It may remember the way that you screamed as a roller coaster took a dangerous plunge instead of the long line you waited in to ride it. You will often remember the joyous occasions, so be sure you’re inviting joy into your life as often as possible.
The Best Thing About Memories is Making Them
Sitting at home and watching TV won’t create anything worth remembering. Complaining that life is passing you by won’t create them, either.
You have to go out and make mental souvenirs. Spend some time out in the wilderness. Grab a friend or family member. Get dirty, scream with joy, and cry with laughter.
There’s no limit to what your memory bank can store. You might be surprised by what your mind is capable of remembering. So, live your laugh. Have the time of your life. You never know when you’ll need to count on your memory to recount some of the best times you’ve ever had.
Be Careful Who You Make Them With
“Toast to the ones here today…Toast to the ones that we lost on the way.”
If you want to make moments worth remembering, do it with those you love the hardest. If you’re constantly working, you’re making them with your co-workers instead of your family. If you’re constantly pushing loved ones away, there won’t be experiences made with them.
Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Think about what happens when you lose someone special. You can no longer create new experiences with them. You have to rely on the remembered experiences that you had. You’ll want as many with those people as possible to help you remember the incredible life that they led and how they were a special part of your life.
“When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found.”
Unfortunately, you don’t know who you’ll lose and when. It’s why you have to live your life and create those experiences. Collecting mental souvenirs throughout your life will serve you well. They don’t take up any physical space, so don’t limit yourself to the number that you collect.
The Greatest Legacy You Can Leave Your Children…
Legacies are important. When you’re looking to leave your children a legacy, the greatest of them all are happy remembrances. You want your children to be able to tell stories of their childhood that are happy. Theme parks, adventures on the beach, adventures in the mountains. Whether they remember building a snowman in the front yard of a home in Minnesota or taking a horseback ride on a trail in Texas, those experiences add to what they remember.
Kids don’t care about physical possessions. They don’t care about what the family car was or how expensive the dishes were. They care about what they can remember about growing up.
The legacy needs to be something that is worth remembering. Whether you have a camera with you to commemorate some of the experiences or not, children will remember laughing and eating and having a good time. Tease them. Play with them. Talk to them. Bond in a way that only you can bond with your children. You never know what they will remember about a particular trip or experience. Be sure that what they can pick and choose to remember is amazing. If it’s not going to be amazing, think about what you can do to change that.
All You Really Have is Your Memory
“’Cause the drinks bring back all the memories..”
When you’re sitting around a campfire with a beer in your hand or entertaining your kids or grandkids on a rainy day, it’s the stories that will keep the conversation going. You can recount some of your fondest experiences. The ones that put a smile on your face randomly in the middle of the day are the ones you want to share with others. Give everyone a reason to go out and make a memory of their own.
A good life is one that is full of “I remember the time…” stories. You will have moments that pop up because of a photo, a smell, or even a song that you hear on the radio. Things you haven’t thought of in years will come flooding back. You were just having fun. What you didn’t realize is that you were adding to your memory bank. Luckily, these little nuggets of excitement stay with you through the years, tucked away to entertain you when you least expect it.
Your memory bank is filled because of the adventures you go on. ATVs, boats, golf clubs, fly fishing rods…the list goes on and on. With a pole barn, you can be sure to have a reliable place to store all of your memory-making toys.
Whether you’re in Texas, Minnesota, or anywhere else in the surrounding area, you can turn to us at Sherman Pole Buildings to help you customize a pole barn. We’ll give you a place to create experiences and safely store them away, too. It’s a chance to collect beautiful experiences year after year, all built to your specifications.