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50 Of The Best Things In Life That Aren’t Available To Buy

50 Of The Best Things In Life That Aren’t Available To Buy

What makes you genuinely happy?  As the popular saying goes, the best things in life are free. While money is an important part of life, the best things in your life are often priceless, such as your close friends and family. No-one could buy you a better gift than the memories you already have with them.

The happiest people in the world find joy in the small, everyday things, from taking a hot bath to laughing for hours with their friends.

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The most important things in life are free – check out 50 things that will make you feel great without spending any money.

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  1. Getting into your bed with fresh sheets.
  2. Sitting by a crackling fire that warms your body through.
  3. Taking an adventure through a beautiful location you’ve never visited.
  4. Going for a long run and feeling healthy and accomplished.
  5. Listening to your favorite song.
  6. Re-reading your favorite childhood book.
  7. Cuddling underneath the blankets on a cold morning with your partner.
  8. Getting a good night’s sleep.
  9. Winning a competition you entered.
  10. Knowing you have real friends who have your back, no matter what happens in the future.
  11. Knowing someone truly loves you for who you really are.
  12. Having a healthy and loving relationship with your parents.
  13. Having a long nap and waking up feeling relaxed and stress-free.
  14. Eating a delicious, healthy, home-cooked meal.
  15. Looking in your pets eyes and seeing devotion and love.
  16. The smell of freshly cut grass on a sunny day.
  17. Watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset with a loved one.
  18. When you finally achieve a goal or dream you have been working towards.
  19. Listening to the sound of rainfall through the window.
  20. A peaceful, relaxing walk through your favorite location.
  21. Receiving a compliment from someone you respect.
  22. Having a family member or friend who you know you can always count on, even in hard times.
  23. Having someone in your life who is totally honest with you, even when it is challenging.
  24. Laughing until your ribs hurt and your eyes are streaming – but you still can’t stop laughing.
  25. Having a friend believe in your dreams as much as they believe in their own dreams.
  26. Thinking back to funny high school memories with your childhood best friends.
  27. Making a stranger smile by smiling at them.
  28. Choosing to do a good deed for someone when you didn’t have to.
  29. Having the day off work and treating yourself to a lazy day.
  30. Looking through old holiday photographs and remembering the sun on your skin
  31. The first time the love of your life tells you that they love you.
  32. When you find out the person you are attracted to is attracted to you.
  33. Listening to the sounds of wave crashing on the beach.
  34. Getting into a hot bubble bath with candles after a long Winter’s day.
  35. Receiving hand-picked flowers from someone you love.
  36. Flipping over to the cold side of the pillow.
  37. Watching the stars with your friends and trying to find the constellation.
  38. Watching colorful flowers start to bloom in spring.
  39. Finding something you thought you had lost.
  40. Making a child laugh or smile.
  41. Jumping in a big pile of leaves during fall.
  42. Taking off your shoes after a long and tiring day.
  43. Visiting your family for the holidays.
  44. Dancing around your bedroom to a feel-good song while you’re alone.
  45. Cooking a delicious meal from a difficult recipe.
  46. The excitement of attending a special occasion, like a birthday or a holiday.
  47. Overcoming a difficult challenge.
  48. Getting a full night’s rest.
  49. Getting great results on a test.
  50. The smell of freshly baked bread.

Can you think of any more wonderful part of life that aren’t available to buy? Please comment your ideas and suggestions below!

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Last Updated on July 15, 2019

41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we see them.

Love is one of those things.

True love comes in many different forms, but here are some that many of us know well.

True love means supporting those who can’t support themselves

supportive couple

    A young man comforts his date in Times Square, New York City. Image by mbtrama

    strong hug

      A young man holds his significant other close to him. Image by Brad Fults

      running help

        A young track competitor helps one of her injured opponents over the finish line. Image from ViralNova.com

        feeding kitten

          A soldier in the Korean War takes time to feed a baby kitten. Image from US Naval Insititute

          It’s having the perfect selfie partner

          mom and daughter selfie

            A mother and her daughter take a selfie together. Image by Andrew Fysh

            girlfriends

              Two young girls pose for the camera. Image by Rolands Lakis

              selfies

                A happy couple takes a picture together. Image by Kayla Heineman

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                selfie

                  Two best friends take a selfie together. Image by Jason Wahido

                  dude selfie

                    Friends take a selfie together. Image by Glenn Scofield Williams

                    It’s all the warm fuzzies

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                      A young man spends time with his dog on a beach. Image by Magdalena Roeseler

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                        A pet owner hugs his dog while on a day trip in San Francisco. Image by Taro the Shiba Inu

                        It means having a friend to photobomb you

                        photobomb

                          A boy makes a funny face as he poses for a picture with his brother. Image by Michael Bentley

                          old man photobomb

                            A man photobombs his wife while their grandson snaps a picture. Image by Frank

                            family photobomb

                              Family members photobomb their relatives’ Thanksgiving day family photo. Image by Beth Scupham

                              boyfriend photobomb

                                A friend photobombs the photographer and their friend, the woman in the foreground of this photo. Image by Lachlan Hardy

                                True love means being there even when life gets unbearably hard

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                                shoulder to cry on

                                  A family watches the Vermont National Guard depart for Afghanistan. Image by The U.S. Army

                                  flood dog

                                    During a monsoon in the Philippines, a boy carries his dog to safety. Image by Romeo Ranoco

                                    A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens

                                      A man helps a woman out of her vehicle during a flood in Chalandri, Greece. Image by John Kolesidis

                                      lunch

                                        A woman has lunch with her husband every day, even after he’s passed away. Image from ViralNova.com

                                        hug

                                          A woman hugs the mother of 6-year-old Noah Ponzer, who was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Image by Spencer Platt

                                          rubble

                                            An Oklahoma couple pauses while trying to salvage belongings from a family member’s home after a tornado. Image by Adrees Latif

                                            sister and brother

                                              A girl puts her arm around her little brother as they wait outside of Sandy Hook Elementary after gunshots are fired. Image by Reuters.

                                              headstone

                                                A woman sits at her husband’s grave the day before their wedding anniversary. Image from NBC news

                                                It means taking the time for long goodbyes

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                                                  A man says goodbye to his son before deploying. Image by Official U.S. Navy Page

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                                                  national guard goodbye

                                                    A South Carolina man says goodbye to his son before deploying for Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                    saying goodbye

                                                      A Sergeant hugs both of his sons before being deployed to Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                      And cherishing reunions

                                                      husband home

                                                        A woman hugs her husband as she sees him for the first time since his deployment to Iraq. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                        boyfriend home

                                                          A young  woman hugs her significant other as he returns home for Kuwait. Image by The National Guard

                                                          mother hug

                                                            A mother drops to her knees as she hugs her son on her return home from the Persian Gulf. Image by The National Guard

                                                            True love is letting yourself feel young when they’re around

                                                            elderly women

                                                              Two friends on their smartphones. Image by Robert Neff

                                                              feeling young

                                                                A young couple getting their picture taken. Image by db Photograph

                                                                sprinkler dad

                                                                  A father plays in a sprinkler with his daughter at Millennium Park in Chicago. Image by Ben Forsberg

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                                                                  subway couple

                                                                    A young couple on a subway enjoys sharing time together, while the girlfriend’s father sneaks a photo of them. Image by Gareth Williams

                                                                    wheelchairs

                                                                      A couple holds hands on a fall day. Image by David Amsler

                                                                      It’s letting yourself be silly… just because they’ll enjoy it

                                                                      silly faces

                                                                        A grandfather makes faces at the camera with his granddaughters. Image by Tim Pierce

                                                                        vote for pedro

                                                                          A woman’s father wears a Napoleon Dynamite t-shirt to make his daughter laugh. Image by emdot

                                                                          True love is allowing yourself to show how you really feel

                                                                          date night

                                                                            A young couple kisses in the back of a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Image by Derek Key

                                                                            playing violin

                                                                              Violinist Nancy Dinovo plays at a memorial service for the victims of 9/11. Image by Christopher Morris

                                                                              True love is timeless

                                                                              old friends

                                                                                Friends spending some time together. Image by Cristian Bortes

                                                                                sitting around a fire

                                                                                  A group of friends sits around a campfire eating. Image by New Old Stock

                                                                                  elderly couple

                                                                                    An elderly couple walks down a street together. Image by Matteo Paciotti

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