Today, stop for a moment.
Think about the most recent experience you’ve had that money simply couldn’t buy.
Take some time to drown out the noise and really concentrate. In fact, don’t read another line of text until you’ve taken the time to relive this moment. Play it back through your mind.
It’s easy to get caught up in the details of personal finance. It’s recently happened to me. I’ve been so obsessed on our current trip with saving money, hunting a job, haggling with immigration, and searching for an apartment.
All of these are important. But none of them are worth missing out on those small daily moments that make life truly worth living. The moments that no amount of money can buy.
Luckily, Courtney and I were able to catch our latest moment in a short video clip. Recently, at 15-months-old, Milligan has taken up an appreciation for dancing. She’ll dance to just about any song, but she very fond of one particular Blues Traveler’s tune.
Over the last few week’s she’s learned a couple different moves. The bob, the arm wave, the booty shake, and the twist… Here she decides to put them all together:
[Be sure to listen for the duck squeak at the very end]
It scary to think how many of these type of moments I’ve missed while obsessing with financial details or bogged down working for more money. While “getting out of debt” is a worthy goal, it’s nothing if you miss out on “getting into life.”
It’s Your Turn!
That’s it. No huge resource essay, today. No breakdown of the disadvantages of credit cards. Instead, just a short reminder to take time out to ensure you aren’t letting these “priceless” moments pass you buy. If you’re like me, you can always use a little time to refocus.
Lastly, please take the time to share your most recent moments below. It’s my hope that through sharing we can all gain a little inspiration to create even more of these moments in the future.