The Best Things in Life Are Free

by Belinda Munoz on January 10, 2011


The best things in life are free. This is a comforting truth to come home to at anytime, but even more so when new year’s goals of making more money top the list for many among us.  Meanwhile,  some of us have yet to recover from the holiday spending bonanza and marketers are already pumping prime dollars into getting us to buy into post-holiday sales.  Oh, the madness…

In honor of Rep. Gabby Giffords who is currently fighting for her life, may breath nourish your body, mind and soul.

May it replenish your spirit on days when gray dominates the skies.

May they cleanse you and validate you in your journey as a deeply feeling emotional creature.

May it live in your heart and keep you warm on the coldest of days.

May you celebrate its abundance, its fragility and all the many blessings it brings.

What free things do you wish for yourself? For others?

Image by Pink Sherbet Photography

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ayala January 10, 2011 at 6:47 am

I love this,Belinda! I love the way you care about it all. It’s in your core! You inspire and you make people think and you make them see beyond themselves! I wish for others the same as you! Beautiful!!!


2 Belinda January 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

Thanks, Ayala. Some thoughts force themselves out and onto the page.


3 Marci January 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

I’d like a lot of breath, a little tears, a lot of hugs and snuggles, a life lived in the moment, bursts of laughter, and joy when I least expect it :)


4 Belinda January 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

Yes to hugs and snuggles!


5 Aleks January 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

Reading this was a great day to make my day! Thank you!


6 Mama Zen January 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I’m casting my vote for snuggles, too!


7 Christine January 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I’ve only recently discovered the power of a deep, quiet breath. A gift indeed.

I also wish for patience, to guide me through my struggles and temper my enthusiasm so that I may make choices that are right for me and those I love.

Great post! Thank you Belinda.


8 BigLittleWolf January 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

For my sons, honor.
For myself, hope.

Both may be free, but neither is easily attained.


9 Cathy @ All I Want To Say January 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I wish for peace of mind and soul. The calm of peace that washes over you when you are comfortable with where you are.


10 Rudri January 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

For me,the ability to wake and run in the morning. For all, embracing hope and kindness.
Lovely post Belinda.


11 Patty - Why Not Start Now? January 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Your post feels so comforting to me today, Belinda. The best freebie that I wish for me today is connection to my fellow humans. xo


12 Colleen January 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

It is sad that we need reminding of this sometimes. Thank you Belinda you are a beautiful person!


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