Who says that you have to be rich to be happy? Sure, if given a choice then we all would want a limousine or a Ferrari by our side but in this materialistic world where the value of everything is measured in terms of money, there are still a few things left which you can enjoy without having to shell out anything. And as it turns out, they’re some of the finest things which money can’t define.
1) LOVING SOMEONE –
Be it your mother, brother, friend or even your boyfriend, loving someone never cost anyone a single penny. It brings so much joy to you as well as everyone around you. A positive energy fills you up and your surroundings too. It’s the best thing that life can offer us – To love someone unconditionally, without any restriction or hesitation. There’s nothing in the world that can replace his feeling – That’s why this makes to the top of the list!
2) FAMILY TIME –
There’s not a thing in the world that you will exchange for this. Yep! Enjoying with your family, after a stressful day – unwinding with everyone and cracking jokes and having yummy food prepared by your mom! Nothing beats this feeling. You feel safe as the people who you love and care for are right next to you. You feel complete!
3) BRINGING JOY INTO SOMEONE’S LIFE –
Going out of your way to help someone, in any form gives immense joy to some. It isn’t about material things – if you even offer your food or water to someone who desperately wants it, you feel happy that you have helped someone. Lending a helping hand, teaching underprivileged children, and providing water to street animals in the scorching sun – these little things make the world a better place and make us realize that humanity isn’t a lost cause after all.
4) READING CLASSICS –
Who wants to miss out reading classics!? Relax after a long stressful day and switch on the ac, prepare yourself a snack and start reading! It’s such a good feeling! The novels take you into a different world altogether – where your reality isn’t yours anymore, and you’ve been transported to another place! It distracts you in such a good way! The characters, the setting of the novel… But beware! If you start reading a classic it’s hard to put it down!
5) WATCHING THE SUN SET –
Sometimes, a simple thing such as watching the sun set ends up leaving you speechless. It makes you wonder about the beautiful nature and how mysterious it is. It calms you down and all the stray thoughts in your head go away. It helps you to relax and distracts you from all stressful thoughts.
6) RELAXING AT THE BEACH –
Lying at a beach and taking in the fresh air and getting tanned! Best feeling ever! Some people may prefer going to a hill station but beaches are the greatest! Wear your shorty shorts and get ready to soak in the sun and enjoy the picturesque view! The weather is almost perfect too – neither too hot nor cold. Take a book, or your iPod and get ready to some relaxing time! It’s the best way to get rid of all the tension that has piled up – Whether you go with your friends or family, you will definitely enjoy this experience.
7) LOOKING UP AT THE SKY AT NIGHT –
All those romantic movies have taught us one thing. No matter what you’re going through or how horrible your life is, taking some time out and standing in the balcony with a cup of coffee or tea. Oh the feeling! Sure, you may end up reliving your past memories because that’s what the movies show us but it’s such a good feeling to stand under the moon light and gaze at the stars. And the best part is that it’s absolutely free!
8) PLAYING WITH FURRY FRIENDS –
Who doesn’t love animals? Okay I’m sure many out there are actually scared of dogs, but then there are cats and squirrels and what not! Choose your favorite pet, someone you aren’t afraid of and play with them, provide them food and water. Treat them as your own and the joy you will get after doing all this – priceless. No money in the world can be exchanged for the joy you get when you make someone happy, especially when it’s a furry one.
9) RANDOM WALKS IN THE RAIN –
It might seem too romantic, but believe me it’s not so. You don’t need any company to enjoy a walk in the rain. You can go outside yourself and just walk in the pouring rain. It’s one of the best feelings! Usually we’re stopped by our parents because they fear they might end up catching cold or fever but it becomes even more fun if you defy them and come home all wet! And obviously, don’t carry your umbrellas with you!
10) SMILES AND LAUGHTER –
Nothing beats a genuine smile. Ever. When you see someone laughing genuinely at some joke, especially children, it leads out a really positive effect on you as well as everyone else. Crack jokes and make people laugh – Nobody will charge you anything for that! It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you have brought happiness in someone’s life, even if you made them laugh for ten seconds. Be happy, and spread the joy.