31 Days of Parenting Littles: Free
There's a quote that says, "the best things in life are free", and often that saying goes with a cute picture of a couple holding hands, or kids smiling, a little girl dancing in a field of flowers...beautiful, sweet images that bring to mind love and family, joy, laughter, etc. Well, I have to disagree with the wording of that saying. Those things aren't free. In fact, they're very costly- often moreso than material things. To say that they're free actually cheapens them I think.
Love, joy, peace, family, etc- those aren't free, they're priceless. You can't put a price tag on them, but that doesn't mean they weren't worked for and costly to come by. That love between couples sometimes seems to come easily, but sometimes it's fought for. Those smiles from our children are bought by the hours of dedication and nurturing, love and discipline that we pour out on them from the day they're born. The absolute #1 best thing in life is assurance of eternal life in heaven, which is the most costly thing of all- paid for by the death of God's own Son.
The best things in life aren't free- they're priceless.