“You can always make money, you can’t always make memories”

“Travel, go as many places as you can. You can always make money, you can’t always make memories.”

I agree with the picture. Nothing compares with the memories that we can make together with our family & friends. It is something that we can always look back and reminisce.

We all know that “Time is limited” and we need to make the most of it while we can.  While we have the means and energy to enjoy these travels.

Nowadays, the word “travel” means expense.
Well, when you look at it, it is really expense but for me it is an expense worth spending.  It will help build a lasting memory and money cannot buy the memories that can be created in any of these travels made with family. Wouldn’t it be nice to look at a picture 5 years from now where you have traveled with you friends and family and in this day the age of instagram you’d probably hash tagged it like this #iloveyoumom #foreverlove #happiness #memories.

Let’s do what we can while we are still young!
Enjoy creating memories! 🙂

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106 thoughts on ““You can always make money, you can’t always make memories”

  1. I sat next to a lady on an airorr shuttle bus. She had taken time from work to attend her 12 year old daughter’s soccor tournament out of state. She felt guilty not being at work. She had weeks of vacation time available she never takes because she feels obligated to staff and fill the company’s needs. It is nice to feel needed but her loyalties are missplaced. Every company tries to work more with less. That’s
    business sense. And the nusiness will never lighten the looad by adding more staff

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  2. But this will change and improve when the staff takes their vacation time and the business can’t get things done without adding more staff. That being said, when this mom leaves this company she will just be replaced but there is no replacing family. We have been given family and friends as a gift from God. They are precious and irreplaceable. How does she want her family to remember her? Each day may be our last. What if she lost her daughter or another family member or friend? If she spends all her time and energies for work what does she have left to give the ones who matter most? If she is never with her family than how can she teach, encourage, support or protect to them.

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    1. You little story of the lady you met in the shuttle bus is just an example. You need to get time-off from daily routinized schedule and its important for you to relax. What’s about holidays is that you’re a different person on a holiday. You’re sleeping somewhere unfamiliar, knocking about with people you’ve never met and for 10 days you’re someone else. You’re out of your comfortable zone and that’s the time when you make something memorable for yourself.
      Infact, one day that comes in the week, Sundays is meant to be spent with loved ones. And ya remember time flies like an arrow.”
      Thanks Jan for the magnificent thoughts you shared.. 🙂

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  3. All my working life I’ve taken all my vacation time and sick days (even when not sick). I tried to tell many of my co-workers who never take time off that if you’re going to wait until your kids graduate, or your job always needs you, or whatever excuse– you’re going to miss a lot in life. Or by the time you finally decide to take off, you’ll be too old or weak to enjoy the luxury of climbing the steps of a Mayan pyramid, or taking a swim in the Aegean Sea, or touching a California redwood. As they say– Life is too short. Nice post. Peace.

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  4. You are so right. But travel doesn’t have to be to far off places. How often do we find we haven’t seen places that are less than a day’s drive away. Even traveling to a new neighborhood can be an adventure. So don’t wait for enough money, travel however and whenever you can.

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  5. First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and liking my most recent post. It means a lot to me, as I am just beginning my blogging journey. I don’t intend for it to be about fashion anymore than anything else is a part of my life. I’ve recently been through a few very traumatic family events, and I appreciate the message of this post tremendously. Appreciate those you love and tell them and travel and make memories because that is what life is made of. No one ever says on their death bed “I wish I had worked more”, do they?

    MTMC

    http://therocklawbster.wordpress.com

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    1. Firstly, Thanks Megan for reading it!
      Really sad to hear about the awful events you’ve gone through. Life has ups and downs and you’re too strong to deal with it.
      I read one of your post on outfit, and you’re looking good in it, probably the camera lenses were not able to find you. But your own selfie was beautiful.
      I really appreciate your thoughts.
      Wish you have a lovely time ahead with lots of reasons to smile 🙂
      Cheers

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  6. Thanks for the post, Ankit. I can definitely agree with you. My cousin and I took a two week road trip two years ago. We were never more than a day and a half from home, but saw many of the sights in the American Southwest. I think we put close to 3,000 miles on her car. I had to take vacation time from work and helped with expenses that we agreed upon. Today, I cannot tell you how much money I contributed, but I can tell you how much fun we had and how our relationship grew. I can surely say from my side (and I think from hers as well) that it was worth every penny spent.

    Happy travels in the coming year, and thanks for visiting my blog as well. 🙂

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    1. Hi Ambeck,
      Totally agree with you. The time spent with friends, family & the close ones will never be under shadowed by the lightness of currency in the pockets.
      Hope you travel 6 K miles this year & capture all the memories in your eyes.
      Thank you for reading it. 🙂
      Have a beautiful 2015.

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    1. Yep Maggie,
      Hope the year will allow you to travel places & help in creating more memories for you to keep in. Travel is fun & also helps in knowing oneself better.
      Thanks 🙂
      Have a nice a weekend.

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  7. SO true and like that others agree too that we don’t always take time off from our work. These days, there are so many workers that I even hear are ‘afraid’ to take time off of work, because their job demands so much and/or the money. For me even road trips are mini-vacations. And they ARE mentally helpful as well – especially when you give yourself even a day of ‘rest’ from work and focus on life! Great post.

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    1. Absolutely, work occupies a lot of time and a huge part of your life and no doubt it helps everyone in making their living more comfortable.
      But I wonder if the presentations and meetings will make you happy when you look back at your life after you’re done with your work.
      I really liked those short road trips as mini-vacations, it really is that way. 🙂
      I hope you’re going to have some beautiful memory making in 2015.
      Thanks for pausing, Laura 🙂

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! And I couldn’t agree more… Currently saving every penny for a big hiking trip in the Swiss Alps with my mum in the summer. I know this will probably be the most beautiful place I will visit and the memories I will create will last much longer than the memory of the money spent! Great post 🙂

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    1. Hey Elissa 🙂
      That’s really awesome. I hope you’ll have one of the best moment of your life during this vacation and it will be just a start with many more to come.
      Hope you’ll not forget your camera! 😉
      Wish you a happy holidays and a superb trip ahead.
      Cheers 🙂

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  9. Love this! I was just showing a vacation to Ireland with my husband for our 20th anniversary and we thought we should just wait (since we the expenses of one son in college and two more on the way.) But perhaps I’ll show him this blog post and we will prayerfully reconsider. I couldn’t agree more with you!
    Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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    1. Parents do compromise for their children and it is something which cannot match whatever children do for their parents.
      I am happy that you both will reconsider your plans and surely will implement it. 🙂
      Just go and enjoy, god has some plans and is ready to parcel it to your children’s.
      Hope the vacation brings more love and happiness at your door step. Happy Anniversary. 🙂 Happy Journey. 😉
      Keep Smiling!! 🙂

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  10. So true – Sometimes we are so totally wrapped up in work and our lives we forget to stop and enjoy ourselves and treasure moments…make new memories, sometimes we need a reminder to refocus and make it happen! Spend a little money, enjoy life..:)

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    1. Sometimes we need to realize that their is something greater than work, which is more important for us.. its Life.
      We work for earning currency and we earn for living. At times people forget the later part.
      I really thank you for putting such a wonderful thought. 🙂 Hope you will make many beautiful memories this year.
      Thanks Rina, for stopping by! 🙂

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  11. Ankit, I completely love and agree with your blog! You write so beautifully. The experiences we gain from travel can never be taken away from us and are always ready to teach us new things in the “life school” outside the classroom. Travel is worth every penny! 😀

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    1. Absolutely!! 🙂
      It is so amazing when you have the special people around. And it cannot get better when you’re travelling and making memories with them. 🙂 🙂
      Thanks for stopping, Megan. 🙂
      Happy Travelling. 😉

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  12. I totally agree with you. The memories made are stored forever in our hearts. Every time I remember a place I’ve visited I feel relaxation, happiness and fulfillment. 🙂 Love that feeling. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post and have a nice evening. 🙂

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    1. Very rightly said!
      All it takes is one song or one photograph to bring back thousands of memories. 🙂
      Thank you for pausing by!
      Have a nice time ahead. 😉

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    1. Thanks for pausing by, Cathy. 😊
      I totally agree with what you said, ‘Money is fleeting, memories are forever’.
      I also feel, ‘Time is fleeting too’. So, it is important to take a pause and plan a trip. 😉
      Hope your next vacation has a beautiful trip on the cards.
      Thank you! Enjoy. 😊

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  13. Love it! We tell our daughters to travel as much as they can afford to before they have a family. (Yeah, I don’t advise them to go into debt for it though). My husband and I are 50 and we’re lucky enough to have seen a lot of the world; but, we enjoyed trips closer to home when our girls were young just as much. Trying new things, meeting new people and living life with a sense of adventure is the heart of the matter to me. I have friends that have been all over the world and never really experienced anything. I also have friends that lost their jobs a few years ago but have found every exciting thing to do within a 3 hour drive and, they have a blast. Memories certainly are priceless. (By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed it)

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    1. Thank you, Karen 🙂
      Wonderful thoughts. I really like that you motivate your family and friends to travel places and explore life out of it. Still you duo are very young to explore tons of places.
      Yea, agree with that, some people live hundreds of life in one life, and some not even one.
      As they say, travel bring power and love to one’s life. 🙂 Happy journey for your next travelling plan. 🙂
      It was wonderful to checkout your blog post!
      *Smiles*

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  14. We travel with our kids at least twice a year. We can afford it. But what about families who cannot afford it, even if they work double jobs, etc. This point of view is a slap in the face for them.

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    1. Very nice point you kept. 🙂
      I want to share a real story, on a corner of a street, a family of three were not having enough bugs to get three Ice-cream bars.
      I saw that parents of the little girl took only one Ice-cream bar and then they all ate that bar together with big smiles on their face! 🙂
      It made me realize that happiness doesn’t count money in pocket. 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Much appreciated. 🙂

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  15. What a great reminder. Warm and joyful memories can help us cope during difficult times. I try to live my life enjoying every day, and on days when I feel down I daydream about the wonderful places I’ve been and people I’ve met. I’m grateful for that.

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    1. Superb! You know how to motivate oneself when you’re not feeling best. 😊
      Travelling brings memories, memories can heal you and make you smile anytime.
      Plan a vacation. 😉 thanks for pausing by, Jessica. 😊

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  16. Not only with your old friends and family – you can always make more friends and be welcome in any place of the world. Travel and do anything you want cause nothing is impossible. I am about to leave my office job and go for summer to work somewhere in an island. Some people judge me, but this is what i want and what i feel i need

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    1. Definitely, good people are the upcoming friends who come along the journey.
      Totally agree with you. People judge because they fear your decision as you are very brave enough to make such a change.
      Wish you luck and happiness for the new job! Happy journey. 🙂

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  18. I’ve been browsing your blog and so far this is my favorite. It made me think of trips my (large) family took in our (small) car when I was a child. Even though we often associate travel with “expense,” it’s actually an investment. So you are so right; it’s worth it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog recently and liking a post there. Nice to have the support of the blogosphere. Blessings to you

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    1. Thanks, Paula 🙂
      Wonderful that it brought back the memories. Surely, travelling is worth.
      It was wonderful to come across your end. 🙂 Thanks, have a nice time!!

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  19. Wow! What a great following you have of people who appreciate your take on life! Must keep you busy just reading them, let alone responding. I hope your travels put someone else at the wheel do your hands are free to continue writing! Yes, make memories. Life IS short! We only have today and THAT day! Live it up!!

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    1. Thanks for your feed, Jan. 😊
      I would say, the bloggers have been very kind to me and they have shown some good support by regular reads. There are many amazing bloggers writing contents which is so unbelievably beautiful.
      I have struggled to get more time for frequent posting of thoughts, but I try to provide some thoughts whenever I am able to.
      Beautifully said by you. Live the moments, life will become an ocean.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Good to have your here. Good day! 😊

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    1. Hey, Hi Spence girl 😊
      Agree to the fact, thanks for reading. Very minimal people have understood that ‘time is limited’.
      Wish you a happy journey for your next trip. 😊😊

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  21. This is actually the attitude that I grew up with, much to my families dismay! I’ve travelled extensively and lived in 5 different countries … remember my father saying but you could have bought 5 houses. I replied “Dad I don’t ever regret those first four but I wouldn’t mind that fifth house now!”

    Now my brother and friends are travelling but they are older and need the creature comforts that I did without when I was young … so it’s more expensive and tiring for them. I’ve visited places that you can’t get into now and countries that no longer exist … photos are few but my memories and education are priceless! I urge you all to go for it! We only live once … this lifetime anyway.

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    1. Superb. I would love if more people can see this comment, this is real experience that you just shared here. 🙂
      Yes, young legs can travel far and feel comfort even in the discomfort. Still, Age is just a number, some extra pounds won’t make the tours lower down. Enjoy reading your share here, it’s really great to have it here. Thank you!! 🙂

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  22. I always used to say, “You can always make more money but you can never make more time.” Life is short and for someone like me who has recurring depression and anxiety disorders, time becomes even more precious because I’ve lost so many days to illness. People become precious, because I’ve lost so many “friends” who had no idea how to deal with my illness.

    I can’t travel very often (when you live in Hawaii, you can’t even take road trips), but during my healthy times, I go where I can and visit the people I love; and a walk in the park, creating art, looking for a lost cow – all these things are wonderful journeys.

    Happy trails. Life IS a journey. Travel safely and make great memories.

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    1. So, the last line goes to all the readers and I too hope 2017 brings you journeys to make happy memories.
      Thanks for reading the post. Its bad to hear that the internal feeling has been dented. Illness really takes away time, and we all feel for the time lost. I hope people stayed with you, when you saw walkers walking out. To stay in tough time demands strength.
      Hawaii, an island I believe, I wonder why we can’t take the roads trips there, need some research over web. Absolutely, these are all little things that can create a huge change in a human being, the positive change. 😊
      I hope you get healthy again and travel all over again. 😊 Take care. Smiles.

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