“The best things in life are free”
I wonder though, are they really free, or do we ignore the price we have to pay
because it is often worth it?
A smile, thank you, please, I beg your pardon, I love you, I apologize,
you matter to me, your presence, laughter, your availability when needed,
a shoulder to cry on or lean on, a clap in the audience on graduation day,
the last hand waving goodbye at the airport, the telephone call at midnight,
a kiss, a hug, a squeeze, I will be there, moonlight, children playing
water on thirsty lips, dew-stained feet, horses & tigers in the wild…
The effect of these things on the receiver & the inner reward the giver
feels knowing this is welcome, are truly priceless. No amount of money
or battering can purchase the purity of these things when given in honesty
& received without prejudice.These things are not free,
they cost the effort we use to give or take them for us;
they are just too valuable to be be sold. So, maybe in the end, the best things
in life are free?