Are experiences really > things?

My best friend and I live in different states and I only get to see her about once a year. Today was that day.

She has known me for 13 years and she loves and accepts me fully. Being around her is the most wonderful thing, it's like she understands me deeper than I know myself and it's just so effortless to have a great time with her.

Leaving tonight, and not knowing when I'll see her again breaks my heart.

For the last few years, I've subscribed to the experiences > things mindset.

But recently I've been noticing just how much deeper my interactions with people affect me than either material items or the activities I partake in.

So for the rest of 2020, my new mindset is people > experiences.