Growing up I had quite a few collections. As a toddler I used to collect interesting rocks that I would find on the ground and name them. When I was in third grade I collected these 25 cent toys called homies that came in a machine at the super market. When I was old enough to have my own gaming system I collected video games. Lastly in high school I collected toy cars.
It is interesting looking back on all of the seemingly weird things we used to do as children. Today I try to stray away from collecting things because they will all either waste space, be misplaced, or dirty my room up because I have no patience to put things where they belong hahaha. Nowadays I collect memories. I take loads of pictures with family in all different kinds of places.
Ever since I got married to Rebekah we have been spending a lot more time with her family. They are all some of the most amazing people ever. So kind and welcoming and super adventurous. I have had about 100 new experiences in the past 8 months because of them and I love it. The best part about it though is it is all natural wholesome fun. No big city lights in the city of NY, no Gambling or half naked women in Vegas, no bragging at the beaches of Jersey, no celebrity hunting in California, none of it. It is just the family and nature. Oceans, woods, boardwalks, boats, fish, games, love, laughter and a whole lot more.
This country will make you feel like you are missing out if you aren’t drinking and partying, which is ironic because all you are doing is missing out when you drink and party. You miss out on memories because you usually pass out or develop a hang over that makes you forget what you did, you miss out on your moneys worth because you pay so much for drinks that really do nothing for you but make you feel like crap, you miss out on quality time with the people you love because you can’t hear anything they are saying, you miss out on finding decent people to associate with because clubs are full of people looking to please their flesh for the night and then do it again tomorrow, etc the list goes on and on.
So I enjoy spending time with loved ones, talking about God and enjoying His creation. There is nothing like spending time with God in a group full of people who love Him. With smiles on our faces and honest love in our hearts we feel the presence of Jesus as we dwell in His creation and among one another.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20)”
So what do you collect and why? Leave a comment below I love to see how different everyone is and what kinds of things people find interesting!