The best things in life do not cost a single thing. I realize that money is needed to pay bills so that you have a house to live in, electricity in your home, food on the table, etc. They are necessities that we often times take for granted. We are so blessed in this life and have more than we truly need in material things. But, what about heart things? Those moments that take our breath away?
To me, some of the best things in life are cuddling on the couch watching a movie with your love, holding hands, and feeling their arms wrapped securely around you. I also love cuddling with my children as we take turns reading pages in a book, or our snuggle time right before bed. The quiet moments we share together are so precious to me. The whispers before they drift off to sleep after I’ve tucked them in for the night. How they ask me to give them a mini facial as they prepare for dreamland, and I watch as all of the worries of their day melt away.
How about calls from your parents just to say that they are thinking of you and they love you? I treasure those. They just want to check on you and let you know that they care. Or, like my dad just did out of the blue – he sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers to my work. I did not expect it at all, and yet he did something so sweet that just melted my heart completely. I love my parents, and my dad is one heck of a man! There should be more men in the world like him.
And then there’s time spent with my best friend … my horse, Sugar. There’s nothing like grooming her and getting her all ready to ride, and then when I lift myself up in the stir ups and sit on top of this beautiful horse, I feel more alive than I have in a very long time. Feeling every single movement as she slowly walks along, feeling as if we are one – my partner and I.
I especially love getting together with old friends and laughing until we cry or leaving with our faces hurting from all the laughing and smiling that we’ve done. And the hugging and praying together, holding hands and clinging to each other as words are lifted up to our Heavenly Father on one of our friend’s behalf as we did this past weekend … there are no words to describe how that feels joining together in prayer. For when two or more are gathered in HIs name …
These, sweet people of the universe, are some of the best things in life. Nothing compares to them or could even come close!
Take time to appreciate the people in your life and make time for them. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but be intentional with your time. Give the gift of your time to others. Something magical will happen. You will be touching someone’s heart completely, and at the same time, your heart will be blessed also!
God has given us this beautiful, amazing life … some times there will be rough spots along the way, but He is there through every single one of them walking right beside you, and even carrying you when needed.
Love this life that you’ve been given. It is yours. No one can live it like you can. God has called you to live, to love, to show care and compassion for others around you. Treasure and cherish the people that are in your lives. They may not always be there. We never know when God will call one of us home.