I spent many years organizing funeral receptions at our church, and I’ve seen some beautiful tributes to loved ones.
It’s no surprise that these reflections always center on family, character and experiences…not material possessions.
So, the next time you’re feeling down about not having a nice car or a gorgeous mansion, remember it’s the little things that matter.
Nobody is going to stand up at your funeral and remember your fancy red BMW or your designer clothes…they’re going to remember how you volunteered at the food pantry and how you always had a smile on your face. They’ll remember the hug you gave a total stranger after a tragic fire. They’ll remember the casseroles you baked when they were sick. They’ll remember the silly jokes you told at Thanksgiving. They’ll remember the things that didn’t cost you a penny.
Frugal Wisdom from a Funeral…
Spend your life collecting memories not material things.
Spend your life making friends not enemies.
Spend your life enjoying family not possessions.
You’ll experience true happiness when you can be thankful for all you have.
What have you spent your life collecting?
What do you want to be remembered for?