Wednesday, 5 March 2008

the best things in life are free

The song says "The Best Things In Life Are Free".
But are they really free?
What does it cost in time or money?
Most people never think about how much time they put into doing something...but their time is worth money, even if they no longer work.
Let's look at what "free" really means. Free is not paying for goods or services one receives. But when one receives something for nothing, isn't there a price attached? Sometimes it is an implied "I did this for you, so now you have to do something for me". At other times it is never implied, but remains unspoken, hanging in the air.

There are, however, many wonderful things that are free. In other words, don't cost us any time or money. The first kiss... priceless. Your dog's wagging tail...priceless. Love that is unconditional, that is there waiting for you always...priceless. Watching the sunset with “the” loved person...priceless. Making both crazy things and feel like the song “Still crazy after all these years”...priceless.

By now you've gotten the message. In our lives we have "needs" and "wants". Our "needs" generally come with a price tag, as do our "wants". But our memories have no price tag.
They just are.
Sometimes they are wonderful memories and sometimes they are painful. But these memories, they are ours. For us to pull out and look at when we need to, without cost. Even the painful memories are free, for we hope that as we were going through the pain, we were learning from it, we were growing.

If we leave this world packed with memories...I guess "The Best Things In Life Are Free"!


  1. ooo very interesting post. i defenitely agree with the "i did this for you now you have to help me" kind of barter. when i do nice things for people i dont require them back but there is the certain element of treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    but memories are priceless.

  2. Memories are so valuable. Sometimes things come back to me in a snap that I haven't thought of in 20 years.

  3. I totally agree with you, there are such in things in life that simply cannot be evalueted with money time or any material measure.
    It's a treasure to keep some things just for ourselves, no matter how much money we have.
    Great post.


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