Five Life-Giving Truths About Living Simply And Saving Money

4. The best gifts don’t take up room in your home.

As a father, I recognize my children sometimes want gifts. And when holidays and birthdays come around, I cherish opportunities to make them smile.

I also recognize my inner values.

I want to be kind, receptive, and understanding to my family, and I want to give the gift of my attention to them. When my family started letting go of extraneous possessions nine years ago, I was better able to be there for them. I was a better listener, and could spend more time focused on their needs. I started realizing the importance of giving gifts they would never forget.

My friends know that the best gift they could ever give me is their friendship. That never costs a dime or gets old.

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