The little things in life that are free

@joystick (1680)
May 28, 2011 8:39am CST
There are lots of things in life that cost money, that we all like, but may not be able to afford.What about all the things that we can enjoy doing that are free.When i was a child a day out in the country and messing around in fields, were things that we do not and did not have to use money on.Taking the children to the park, instead of sitting on the tv playing games, getting bored.Things that a lot of people no longer do that do not cost money and can be a nice free time out, rather than paying for things.
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
hi, actually the things in life that are really free is the affection that we receive in our family and love ones,those things really hard to buy.and we cant really find this affection to other people.
@sanijas83 (271)
• Latvia
30 May 11
The feeling that I might be by myself but not alone, that I have my family and home, gives me strength. Other pleasant moments that cannot be bought - meeting my friends I have not see for some time. On a rainy day I enjoy rainbows play on sun lights.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
30 May 11
When there are more and more advanced technology like internet and video games invented, people tend to enjoy it more than those old fashion games that we used to play during our younger age. Peoples are prefer to stay comfortably at home than going out to sweat, and those technology actually make people lazier. When think of the free things we can do without spending a single penny, there are many but no longer intersted by the people. I used to go to catch fish at the river, catching bugs, playing football at the field and many more that never needed money at all.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
29 May 11
Yes, I can recall alot of things I did as a child that didn't cost money. I would play with broken toys that my grandmother had around. I would use a broomstick for a horse. We used to go down to the golf course and pick up golf balls and sell them. My cousins and I used to play in an old car on my gram's property andpretended we were going on a trip. Those were the days. Our imaginations kept us from being bored.
@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
29 May 11
I did things like that as a child also, and yes, I had tons of fun with out money being spent. Society has made things that way. Not everyone can have every thing in the world. I believe that if we have good friends, close family and health, we do have everything in the world. After all, we can't take all our material things with us when we die.
• Philippines
29 May 11
It's free to walk on a beautiful park and do picnic there. It's also free to swim at a local beach, you don't have to go to resorts just to go on an outing. There are so many things we can do for free.
• Philippines
29 May 11
back when i was a kid, everything else around seemed enormous and it's like a big adventure really. since we didn't have much to start with, we learned to play, amuse ourselves and have fun without spending a thing. summers were spent with my brothers and cousins. we go to rivers and streams to take a dip, catch a fish, look for crabs and play with tadpoles and snails. we also look for occasional rocks that took our fancy. when the winds blow hard without rain, we get our kite materials and make our own make-shift kites from newspapers, sticks and rolls of threads. we play the old outdoor games like tag, hide and seek, street-football and so much more. when we get hungry and it's not mealtime yet, we climb fruit trees like mangoes, star apples, pomelo, santol and a few more fruit trees found in our backyard as well as our neighbors. we never failed to greet our street vendors especially the ice cream guy. he's a nice one, giving us free ice cream on cones just before he gets home. many home-made delicacy stores in the neighborhood give us free bites also when we really play good kids and they didn't hear any fights or arguments between kids. during the month of may, we celebrate flores de mayo by offering flowers to the church every afternoon. since we really couldn't afford to buy one, we go to the fields and gather wildflowers. we have a blast having jasmine blooms into a lei. my parents didn't have to buy me dolls coz my sisters and i make our own paper dolls. we also do our dolls' dresses and re-create a dollhouse using old cardboards and scraps. when it's rainy season and we are mostly cooped up inside the house, we spend that time making paper boats. so that when the rain stops, all kids in the neighborhood will get their boats out into the street canal and watch a boat race. and before the soil/earth has completely dried out, we write our names on it or draw houses and fields etc. there are things in life that are free. people just need to be creative when looking for fun things to do without spending anything at all.
• United States
29 May 11
Oh gosh yes Joy, I did a lot of things with the kids that did not require money. I truly enjoyed our bike rides together, fun in the parks and beaches. There are quite a lot of things in our city that are completely free, all we have to do is get up and go do them. So much fun to enjoy a day out with smiles and laughter something money could never buy.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
29 May 11
I know there is things that are free. I do ignore it alot! I am so worried about money and bills and just suviving that I don't think of the little things! At least seeing photos of my great neice's photo's on Facebook is one of the little things I can think of that is free!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 May 11
i find that most kids don't know how to entertain themselves anymore which is why there are so many activities out there for them. for me and my kids a walk along the beach is lovely and we also use the library very extensively. we visit it at least once a week!
• United States
28 May 11
Some of the best things in life are for free, I always try to enjoy them. People don't understand that we don't need money to have fun, we can have staying at home and chilling with our family and our friends. We don't understand that those materialistic and consumer goods only bring a temporary happiness.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
28 May 11
Hi joystick, I like your idea and couldn't, agree more. So many things in life are free and are often the things that bring us the most happiness. A great idea is to think of all the things that we can be grateful for, which cost us little or almost nothing. It will always give us a real lift. Blessings.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
28 May 11
Absolutely. I pity children who think they have to be amused by electronics all day long - TV, videos, games, computers. And I truly pity teens who spend the day texting. How sad that it. It is no substitute for real friendships and real conversations. Summers when I was a kid were awesome. Back then no one was afraid to let their kids roam the neighborhood. We swung on vines in the woods. We visited the goat farm and the farms with horses and cows to feed them. We roller skated in an abandoned army base. The concrete pads where there had been buildings were the smoothest place to skate and practice. And we rode our bikes everywhere. And when we were hungry, we stopped and ate cherries from the trees in my back yard or green grapes on the vines. Or we talked to the neighbor next door and he'd give us a tomato from the garden and a salt shaker. Or we'd find a crab apple tree down the road. Or raspberries by the roadside. When we were tired of exploring the larger world, we'd settle in my hard and flop down and read books. Or we'd fill up the wading pool (it was only about 2 ft. deep) and splash. Or climb trees. Or look for bugs and critters using a magnifying glass. Or we'd go and gather information for the newsletter we wrote each summer and sold to our parents and other grown-ups. I feel sorry for kids today that they cannot be as free as we were. But that doesn't mean they should be cooped up in the house all day either. Parents just need to be a bit more creative to find those freebie experiences for their kids.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
28 May 11
Hi. joystick. This is very true of what you are saying. I tell my husband all of the time, that there are so many things that we can do as a family that does not require money all of the time. We could go to the park and have a picnic. We can stay at home and watch a great movie, or play a game. We could also go walking together. Sharing of ideas and reading books is a wonderful way that we can enjoy ourselves without always having to pay money for anything at all.