Not things…

We all have turning points in our lives. Moments that define either where we are headed, or that completely change the direction in which we choose to move forward. I’m sure if you’re reading this, at least one event in your life briefly flashed in front of your eyes. I have so many defining moments that I can think of, none of which I am going to mention because I’m not here to air my dirty laundry. But I do however, want to share a conscious decision I made a long time ago based on one of these kinds of moments, which is: to not let anything material define me.

I’m somewhat of a “Plain Jane” – I see beauty in simplicity. And while I don’t find any fault with those who enjoy living lavishly; it’s just not something I aspire to. Not because I don’t like nice things; of course I do. I just look at people around me to know that I don’t want to cling to worldly possessions as if these objects can provide me with some sort of substance to my existence. I don’t want to measure my happiness and success by the material wealth I’ve accumulated. I don’t want to be fooled into thinking I have to have certain things to live up to the standards I’ve set for myself. I made a decision to not be materialistic; or for the very least, not to let it change me for the worse. I don’t want to be measured by the clothes I wear, the car I drive or the cell phone I have.

I want to collect knowledge and wisdom, experiences and character, happiness and excitement.

I want to collect memories, NOTΒ things.

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– Nihaad

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7 thoughts on “Not things…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this is beautiful. I really love that you take these lessons out of your life and reflect on them and in turn, indirectly through your experience, you teach people a lesson and not in a chastising that most people seem to teach us a lesson in. I love your blog.

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    • Nihaad says:

      Thank you SO much for saying this. It means a lot that you think so. I think we can all teach eachother something based on our own life lessons. We just need to voice them. You never know, it might just be something the next person needed to hear. Thank you for the beautiful comment. I will treasure it always. Hope to see more of you. Xo

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