Earlier today, I had a profound conversation with a friend of mine that left me reflecting on the true value of memories as we grow older. One of the things that she shared was, “As we get older, memories appreciate.”
Her statement resonated deeply with me and made me realize how memories become even more valuable as time passes. While most things depreciate with time, memories appreciate.
Immediately, I was transported back to my childhood. I was reminded of the times I visited my grandpa. One of the first things I always wanted to do upon entering his place was sit in one of the rocking chairs next to him and listen to him share stories about his past. I was eager to learn about his younger self, his adventures, and the experiences that shaped him into the person he was. I remember flipping through old photo albums, trying to connect the dots between the stories he shared and the faces in the pictures.
Looking back, I now understand that my desire to revisit my grandpa’s past came from a longing to know more, to deepen our connection. However, it was also driven by an important realization that one day he wouldn’t be there to tell those stories.
Today’s conversation with my friend helped me gain an even greater appreciation for the power of memories in my life. It reminded me of the importance of preserving these moments, whether through conversations, photographs, or personal reflections.
They are the essence of who we are.
Hence, why my desire to create and allow others to experience Moments Worth Remembering has been so great. It is my belief that the memories we create today will one day become our most treasured possessions.