Is there ever a time when you’ve wondered about the importance of shared moments? Whether it be with a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your inner circle, these moments can be rather defining for some. We never know what will have a real effect on our lives, or what small moment can lead to the biggest change of our life until it happens. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
The Value Of Shared Moments
The value of shared experiences is threefold. It is through defined moments that you build stronger, more meaningful relationships. Your life will feel more fulfilling as your sense of purpose is broadened and you will experience longer-lasting happiness. Now let’s break this down a little more.
A defining moment is a moment when you realize who you are and what you believe in. It is a transformative effect on our perceptions and behaviors that defines us. A majority of those moments happen either with or because of friends or family. For instance, a key defining moment for me was the day I lost my brother, a pivotal turning point in my life that forever altered who I am.
However, a defining moment does not necessarily have to mean life or death. Most of my defining moments have occurred with my close circle, and being influenced by them or because of them. My choice to open my own business with a best friend was a defining moment. It has altered my behavior as I transitioned into becoming a new business owner. Traveling to work events on a whim with my same friend was another defining moment and has helped to change my perception of reality.
Lastly, through having deep conversations with my family, I have come to find even more defining moments appearing in my life. Defining moments is what makes for stronger, more meaningful relationships with your loved ones. Getting to know someone on a deeper level as you experience those shared moments. Hearing their stories and understanding why they are the way they are. This will all help you to develop bonds with these individuals and help to create more defining memorable moments in your life.
A Broadened Sense Of Purpose
Having shared experiences broadens one’s perspective on life. By sharing experiences with people from different backgrounds and cultures, we can learn from them and gain a better understanding of the world. This can help us to develop empathy and compassion for others, and to become more tolerant and open-minded. In other words, shared experiences contribute to broadening your sense of purpose which helps you to view life through a new lens. One that is better suited to who you are, helping you to find your like-minded tribe.
Longer Lasting Happiness
As a final point, shared experiences offer you longer-lasting happiness. As you grow and develop new perspectives and mindsets, you cherish the ones closest to you more. You can appreciate life and really understand that living a life that is true and authentic to yourself is all you really need to be happy. Once you figure yourself out and know what you seek in this life, it makes it easier to always feel grateful. Grateful for all that you have and have accomplished. Grateful for all that you have experienced and the people whom you shared those moments with.
Shared Moments Of Love Are What Bind Us Together
Shared moments are the thread that binds life together. These shared moments are precious and unique, and if you’re living life on your own terms, they come often. There is exceptional value in shared moments, between partners, friends, and loved ones. They bring about new defining moments in your life, they broaden your sense of purpose through experience and they help you to truly love your life! Why is this important? Because it helps you to understand yourself better and to appreciate the beauty of life. It allows you to create meaningful connections with the people around you and to find your true purpose in life. It helps you to become more resilient and to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and of the world.
In conclusion, a life filled with moments of love is a life well lived. So go out there and create those lasting shared experiences with the ones you love most and discover more of yourself in the process.