There are so many free ways to get happiness and to also enjoy the best things in life and I´ve experienced this over the last few weeks. I´m away from my loved ones and missing them and yet just looking around you can get some of life´s greatest forms of happiness for free.
I´ve enjoyed the chance of exploring Lanzarote on my own but it becomes one of life´s great experiences when you gt to share it with someone else.
Hugs – seeing a family re-united at an airport. If you don´t believe me then just watch the film Love Actually. An airport hug is a very special hug.
Totally free yet they do have to be allowed to happen. A group of women, just chatting away and smiling. Allowing the joy of the moment of life to happen. Put up the blocks and stay in a zone where you won´t allow a smile to work its magic and you miss out on a great life gift
You do meet people in your life that you just ´get´. You get on with them and even though they move away and into different lives of their own, you always stay connected. Friendships are not really free as you have to work at them and when you do invest then and they work then that investment is returned so many times over and well worth the work.
Kisses – can come in many forms. Your lover, your friend, a greeting in Spain, a family member and yet the one thing they all have in common is the human touch. Connecting us to people, communities and adding a feeling of value and love into our lives.
I admit to borrowing this one for the day…..and your family can be a great source of free fun and love. I don´t get to see mine very often but when we do, the time apart is forgotten and we live just for the moment of having fun together.
Sleep – for me this can be wonderful or dreadful depending on my cycle of B12. Handbag in fridge is another sign I am low as are terrible nightmares. SO value your sleep when you can get it is my motto.
This does not have to be love in a relationship, a family member, a pet. It can also be the love of life. Appreciation of just something that catches your eye. A splash of colour, an interesting picture. So have a love for life and that is totally free, create your mindset each morning.
Just faking laughter till you actually start laughing and then get the benefits of laughing is a philosophy of Laughter Yoga and I loved training in that to be able to deliver classes. You did start feeling totally self concious and then the real laughter takes over and by the end you feel energised.
Laughing at yourself and sharing that is fantastic, be generous with your laughter.
A restaurant in Lanzarote allowed us to write on the wall, leaving a piece of our wine experience tour behind. We created many wonderful memories that day, perhaps tinged with a good rose colour after some of the wines we tasted. Create your memories every day as you never know when they will sustain you through a rough spell. Getting our hands on bottles of wine and helping with the labelling was a great memory on our trip.
Not in the first picture but I love the free gifts of nature.
A vine exploring the new world, a bird posing and checking out for crumbs. The bright blue sky breaking through after a long winter that seemed never ending. I laughed the other day as I attempted to jog. It was at a pace that would not raise my heart beat but was faster than a good walk. I was feeling proud of my jog….till a Butterfly overtook ! A gentle reminder that my thyroid is butterfly shaped and needs gentle treatment perhaps!
Well I hope you enjoyed my look at life´s free gifts and thanks to friends and family for helping me illustrate them.