Cliche’?

It’s been a while since I have blogged. Yesterday a thought struck me and it has managed to stay with me (I don’t always retain my thoughts!), so I thought I’d share.

It started with a saying. We’ve all heard it. The best things in life are free. Is that true? Hmm.

Three weeks ago, my NON-dog loving (all caps were used on purpose here) husband came home from work with a puppy. At first I thought it was a joke. Then I thought maybe I was dreaming. Next I moved to shock. Finally, I realized he was completely serious. A little puppy had found my husband’s heart. He was a stray and somehow, with those almost-black-eyes and little white-heart-shaped-fur-spot on his head, had melted away a piece of him.

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We did all the checking to make sure no one was missing him, and then…we adopted him.

Free. (well, minus the vet bills, food, toys, etc  )

I’ve watched this little guy over the last three weeks. He’s taught me a few things about life.

We, of course, got him some treats and healthy food. But you know what his FAVORITE foods are? The “droppings” he finds on the kitchen floor.

Free.

We bought him special toys…all kinds of toys that promised to keep him entertained. Do you know what his FAVORITE toys are? The squirrel bones he found in the back yard. The box that delivered his toys. A piece of fuzz. A piece of paper. A cricket.

Free.

We made him a couple of beds…snugly…soft…warm. Do you know where he WANTS to be? Right beside us…as close as possible. (love!)

Free.
The best things in life are free. Are they? Consider:

The scent of a baby

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A majestic sunrise

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The fragrance of the ocean

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The sound of rain

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A hug

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A smile

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A shoulder to lean on

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A child’s laughter

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Holding hands with someone you love

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A stroll in the park

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The fragrance of flowers in the spring

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A collage of autumn leaves

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Conversation

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The beauty of a fresh fallen snow

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Free.

God’s love
Jesus’ forgiveness
Acceptance
Assurance
Freedom
Rest
Peace
Joy
Hope
Salvation
Health
Healing

FREE

Enjoy the free things in your life today! They are the best things! Truly.

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4 thoughts on “Cliche’?

  1. Esta Mae

    You are so RIGHT Lisa, the best things in life are free! As for your new FREE puppy, you are just learning why so many people think of their puppies as their children…as you have described in so many ways, they are just like our kids. Enjoy him Lisa, he will return your love in so many ways, it will boggle your mind!! ❤

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  2. I love how you find lessons in your everyday life to share with us. I’m sharing this. 🙂

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