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I have this write-up in my mail box from a long time. Even though its an old article, the thoughts are timeless. I just happened to read this again recently, and I felt so refreshed, as I had felt the first time I read it. Many thanks to the original author.

Becoming Recession Proof
-By Anonymous

Money has no memory; Experience has. You will never know what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of the schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalisation bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother’s life or the life you get to live with the just born. You won’t remember the cost of your honeymoon, but to the last breath remember the experiences of the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory; Experience has.

Good times and bad times, times of prosperity and times of poverty, times when the future looked so secure and times when you didn’t know from where tomorrow will come… Life has been in one way or the other a roller-coaster ride for everyone. Beyond all that abundance and beyond all that deprivation, what remains is the memory of experiences. Sometimes the wallet was full… sometimes even the pocket was empty. There was enough and you still had reasons to frown. There wasn’t enough and you sill had reasons to smile.

The first time you balanced yourself on your cycle without support… the first cry… the first steps… the first word… the first kiss… all of your child. The first gift you brought for your parents and the first gift your daughter gave you. The first award.. the first public appreciation… the first stage performance. And the list is endless.

So, what if it’s economic recession? Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on a pilgrimage, at least to the local temple. You can still play with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn’t cost money to lie down or to take a loved one onto your lap. Hey! Aspects like your Health, Knowledge development and Spiritual growth are not economy dependent.

Time will pass… the economy will revive. Recession can make you lose out on money. Let it not make you lose out on experiences… If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more you have, you will still not be happy!

Make a statement with the way you live your life: How I feel has nothing to do with how much I have!

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