The best things in life are also the free things in life - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Entertainment

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

The best things in life are also the free things in life

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 pm

Surely you have seen that credit card commercial from TV: “One greeting card from the store, $3. One pen to write your feelings for her on the card, $3.50. The look on her face when she reads the card you gave her – priceless.”

Perhaps maybe there is a deeper meaning that the credit card company wants you to see besides the fact that they want you to use their card, or maybe not, but there is a more unique way to look at that commercial than what meets the eye.

Instead of seeing it as a commercial to spend more money that we don’t have, let’s look at it as the best things in life are the free things in life. When you give someone who is sad a hug, they will always remember how the hug you gave them uplifted their spirits when they were down on that particular day. They will remember that well over who gave them that red shirt for their birthday when they were 12.

There is a saying: “They may not remember what you said to them, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” This saying is very true and often people forget that their actions can speak louder than their words and although words can be harmful, actions can be just as bad. You can make someone feel really good based on your actions to where they will never forget what you did for them. But on the other hand, you may have made someone feel really bad, to where they will never forget the pain you may have caused them.

Instead of spending so much time “spending” on that credit card based on the commercial on needless items, maybe it’s time we start taking a deeper look at a hidden meaning that could be there. Something along the lines of … the best things in life, also known as the free things, like putting a smile on someone else’s face, giving someone a hug who is in desperate need of one, or even holding the door open for someone else … only costs $0 to do. It is free to do something nice for someone else, and the good feeling they will have forever, as well as the look of appreciation on their face, is priceless.

It is not about how much money you spend on a gift for a person, but about how great you can make them feel that is more important.

Each day is a new opportunity for you to do something nice for someone else. Make it a habit to try and do at least one nice thing for another person each day and do it to expect nothing in return – a true and genuine good deed. If everyone did just one nice thing for another person each day, we could probably be living in a whole new and different type of world, couldn’t we?

 

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michelle “Mikey” Arana is a 2003 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School. She offers free peer advice, however, Mikey is not licensed or trained, just a fellow friend to the community. All inquiries made to Mikey will remain anonymous unless legal issues occur. She can be reached at www.myaskmikey.com or myaskmikey@yahoo.com.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Gov. Brown Appoints New Public Utility Commissioners to Replace Florio and Sandoval

Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen both come from the governor’s office with strong environmental protection backgrounds. Martha …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:14 am @ https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/gov.-…

Obama preparing to penalize Russia for hacking

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to penalize Russia over the hacking of Democratic officials during this year's presidential…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:16 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/1…

Kerry’s Blunt Words for Israel Denounced by Lawmakers in Both Parties

A bipartisan chorus of lawmakers, upset with President Obama’s decision last week to allow the passage of a United Nations resolution condemni…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:14 am @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/us/politics/john…

Mail truck tips on Mesa street

MESA, Ariz. - A mail truck ended up on its side in a crash Wednesday. Mesa police say a single-vehicle collision left the United States Postal…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:12 am @ http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/mail-truck…

Reports of mall disturbances light up social media

A flurry of reports of mall melees and disturbances rippled across social media Monday on a day Americans swarmed shopping hubs for post-holid…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 9:51 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/…

Graham, McCain want Russia sanctions after election hacking

Top Republican senators said Wednesday that the incoming Congress and President-elect Donald Trump should impose new and tougher sanctions on …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 9:13 am @ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/28/graham-…

Immigration Is the Only Hope for States That Helped Trump

The decline of manufacturing does not explain the decline of Wisconsin. Photographer: Daniel Acker/BloombergFacebook Twitter Email Print Share…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:17 am @ https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-28…

Creator of the Red Solo Cup dies at 84

FOX 32 NEWS - The creator of the Red Solo Cup died on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the age of 84. Robert Leo Hulseman lived in Northfield, …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:07 am @ http://www.fox4news.com/trending/225996868-story

12 Cars You Can Legally Import to the US in 2017

slide-4320347 There were plenty of great vehicles produced abroad that Americans (outside of Canada) haven't been able to import until they hi…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:06 am @ http://www.autoblog.com/photos/cars-you-can-legall…

Raw sewage bubbles out of ground, Mesa apartment residents fed up

MESA, AZ - People who live at one apartment complex in Mesa said they have a problem that stinks — raw sewage bubbling up out of the ground an…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 6:35 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…