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Here Are The Things Money Can’t Buy…A List of 101 Free Things That Bring You Happiness AND DON’T COST A THING!

 

It’s sad to think that the world we are living in – or more specifically the world our children are growing up in – is becoming more and more materialistic with time.

So many people correlate happiness with money and material possessions.

They think “if I only had more money, I could finally be happy.” Or “when I get this new house/car/dress/new gadget <insert any item they think will change their life for the better> I will finally be at peace.”

 

Most people are shocked to discover that when they get that elusive item, their level of happiness doesn’t really change on a fundamental level.

 

They honestly THOUGHT it would make them happier but soon that sense of discontent settles over them again.

They are already focused on the next “must-have” thing they “have to have”, that will magically sprinkle their life with permanent peace and optimism the moment they hold the item in their hands.

 

Truth bomb time: happiness comes from within.

 

I have always remembered this quote by Jim Carrey who so wisely said:

 

“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”

 

In many ways I understand exactly what he means. After having lived my childhood comfortably in a middle-class family in Sydney, I moved back to my parent’s village on an island in Croatia.

The people in that village had so little- they were still recovering from a war at the time – but they had everything that was priceless: love, contentment, a strong sense of community and an appreciation for the smaller things in life.

 

Here is a list of 101 things that cost next to nothing but are sometimes more valuable than any new iPhone, dress, gadget or material items you can buy at the local store.

 

 

1  Giving a kiss

2  Sharing a smile

3  Hugging someone you love

4  The joy when a loved one is happy to see you

5  Saying thank you

6  Offering an apology

7  Receiving an apology

8  Practicing forgiveness

9  Meditating

10 Witnessing a sunrise

11 Appreciating a sunset

12 A genuine surprise

13 Decluttering your home

14 Singing

15 Listening to music

16 Seeing a long-lost friend

17 Volunteering

18 Taking a walk

19 Keeping a journal

20 Dancing

21 Breathing deep

22 Fresh air and silence

23 Showing gratitude

24 Reading a brilliant library book

25 Silence when you need a rest

26 Makings new friends

27 Being kind

28 Any random act of kindness in fact

29 Expressing your creativity

30 Getting some fresh air

31 Taking a power nap

32 Making your bed

34 Having a good night’s sleep

34 Living in the moment

35 Taking a warm bath

36 Letting go of resentment

37 Feeling hopeful

38 Setting new goals

39 Stepping outside your comfort zone

40 Saying “I love you”

41 Feeling love itself

42 Saying a prayer

43 True friends

44 Family

45 Laughing until your muscles ache

46 Learning to laugh at yourself

47 Getting over petty grievances

48 Cuddles from a pet

49 Great memories

50 Achieving something you didn’t think you could do

51 Witnessing a shooting star

52 Following a rainbow

53 Enjoying nature

54 Picking a wildflower

55 Stopping to smell the roses

56 Finding money in your pocket that you forgot about

57 Discovering something you thought you lost

58 The first day of summer

59 Crunching autumn leaves

60 The weekend

61 Being cozy inside while it rains outside

62 Swimming in the ocean

63 A warm bed on a cold winter’s morning

64 Smelling a perfume you love

65 Receiving a sincere compliment

66 Waking up rested before your alarm clock goes off

67 Elevator doors opening as soon as you press the button

68 Holding someone’s hand

69 Staring at the clouds

70 The innocence of a small child

71 The bravado of an older kid

72 Confidence

73 Loyalty

74 Trust

75 Respect

76 A hardworking ethic

77 An easy-going nature

78 A good reputation

79 Discipline

80 Willpower

81 Integrity

82 A clear purpose

83 A sense of humor

84 Compassion

85 Good manners

86 Spare time

87 TIME ON EARTH

88 The truth

89 Inner peace

90 Talent

91 Good health

92 Knowledge

93 Acceptance of yourself

94 Acceptance of others

95 Work-life balance

96 Common sense

97 A good character

98 A clear conscience

99 An open mind

100 A proper perspective

101 A second chance to make things right again

 

Trust me, you may not realize the value of these things right now but one day you will.

 

 

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