There are just some simple and joyous things and life experiences that you can’t put a price tag on. As the Mastercard commercial would say, those wonderful moments that turn into memories are “priceless.”

Here are some things that money cannot buy:

* Seeing two elderly folks who are madly in love. It’s a sight of love that has surpassed the tests of time.

* The rush you get when you’re driving on the open road and your favorite song randomly plays on the radio.

* When my baby girl looked up at me and said, “Daddy!” for the very first time.

* Beginner’s eyes. You’ll never see it again for the very first time.

* When a wild animal is tame enough to eat food right out of your hand.

* The warm coziness of your own bed after you return home from a long business trip.

* The excitement of swinging on a swing as high as you possibly can.

* The simple fact that I can read the sincerity in his eyes when he says, “I love you.”

* The feeling you get inside when you go out of your way to make someone’s day a little brighter. Doing something nice and unexpected for somebody else doesn’t always require money, and often the gesture has more meaning when it doesn’t.

* The exhilarating rush of adolescent love. Those magical moments of adolescent lust and affection that only you and one other person rightly remember.

* When you look into the eyes of your best friend and know, without a doubt, that you can trust her. You can see it in her eyes and you can feel it in your heart. She has no ulterior motive.

* The realization of true love. The warm feeling you get many years after your first kiss when you realize you married the right person.

* A first kiss. The sweet rush of butterflies in your tummy when you kiss someone special for the very first time.

* The proud look on your 4-year-old son’s face when he learns a new skill.

* The little kicks and pokes you feel daily as you enter the last month of your first pregnancy. It’s truly remarkable!

* When a mother holds her own baby for the very first time.

* Realizing you were smiling the entire time you were talking to someone, right after you hang up the phone.

* The tears of joy that flow when you see your beloved for the first time after a 10 month deployment to Iraq. All the months of struggle and loneliness are washed away the second he gets off that plane.

Let’s keep this list going. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time and list some things that money cannot buy. Thank you

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