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The best things in life are free.

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The best things in life are free. Never forget this.

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.

Ralp Waldo Emerson

  • The sun - Amazing for your mood and health. Good against feeling depressed.
  • Love - Absolutely free.
  • Body weight exercises - You are your own gym.
  • Plants - Yes they are (nearly) free to. If you grow your own plants all you need is seeds, soil and water.
  • Happiness - Free. You only get it, when you stop striving. It's really about your attitude - not about money.
  • Libraries - Nearly free. Big houses with more books on everything, then you could ever read.
  • Walks outside - Prevents a whole range of diseases, good for your mood, prolongs your life.
  • Creativity - Completely free. You might even find a paid outlet for it.
  • Kind words - Free. Can have a profound impact.
  • Singing Birds - Just listen and marvel.
  • Butterflies
  • Listening - A great gift. No need for answers.
  • Smiles - Make you wake up and remember that life is glorious.
  • Animals - Great teachers. They see the world as it is. Not as they think it is.
  • Sleeping In on a Rainy Day - Free of charge. What a great pleasure.
  • Beautiful views - Like Sunsets or the really nice old tree bathing in the sun.
  • Holding the hand of someone you love - Priceless. And one of the greatest feelings on earth.

To spend less money, patch up all the holes that advertisements and "common sense" tear into your psyche.

Enjoy life's free gifts.

 

3 Comments

  1. +1, totally agree.

  2. I love this post. Profound truths that are simple and universal, at the heart of feeling truly alive.

    • Thanks for the comment Carina 🙂

      Unfortunately, truths are so simple to overlook, easy to disremember.

      So easy to not feel alive.

      But maybe even this is beautiful.

      I remember several times a day. Then I feel immensely relieved. Maybe it's exactly this, that teaches appreciation for these things.

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