Elias and his scarecrow
The Miller’s wrestling match



Four of our six grandsons, Nolan, Jonas, Elias and Abram (L-R) Myles was sleeping
TODAY THE WORDS are LOVE WITHOUT A PRICE TAG. When we go shopping, which is very seldom for me; we look for the price tag and according to our budgets or lack of any budget; we decide to buy or not to buy. We look for sale prices or what we call bargains. One thing I wonder is if we did not have to check price tags; would we buy as much or less? This thought is the reason for the topic for today. Do we have more expectations if we pay more or is it more attractive if we obtain something which is bargain priced?
Hank, we missed you!

Digging into this subject, let’s look at another possibility to ponder. Which means more to you? Does a high priced dinner at a luxury restaurant or a home cooked meal mean more to you? In other words, does the price of the dinner or the sacrifice of someone’s time and thoughtfulness impress you more? Get real with this thought because it is important for us to get to the main thought of pricing. Would purchasing a  high price relic at an antique store mean more to you or a quilt handmade from your grandmother or even passed down from prior generations, even if it was not highly monetarily valued?
I want to relay a few facts I keep discovering as I get older. I had a business which was very successful and I was so busy; I would rush into a store and buy clothes, accessories, and shoes and wouldn’t even look at the price tag. I was more concerned at the acquisition to fulfill my need. I had nice cars and a huge house. There, now that said….those pricey items meant nothing to me. They only filled a temporary need. I was wasteful as I see it now. I could have saved more money and have given to others more. Oh, I gave to others; and sometimes even gave to people who never even thanked me. I didn’t slow down to even notice they didn’t thank me or God for those gifts. 
This past weekend, we were blessed to have one of our sons and his wife, along with their boys; our grandsons. There are five boys ranging in ages from 6 years old to around 7 months old. Each of them are individually personalized with their own uniqueness. I watched them with both of us, Granddaddy and Nana, waiting for a few minutes of their “time with us”. They brought their coloring books, or wanted us to see them wrestle or throw a ball, or chase one of our dogs, Buster, or eat next to us, crawl in the bed and have some one on one conversation with Nana, or tell Granddaddy they liked him cooking breakfast. and most especially love Nana’s homemade banana pudding. I thought about all of these simple, non expensive “gifts” of love. They wanted our time. They didn’t ask to go to the store so we could buy them expensive toys. They loved it when Nana hung their colored pictures along with the special gift they gave us; a sheet with each one’s hand print outlined in colors with their names……..priceless items placed on our refrigerator and all of them came in to see their priceless gift to Nana and Granddaddy.
Now for the deeper thought……WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIVES? No expensive clothes or shoes can come close to the love and happiness we received and gave. No outlandish trip to a foreign country can outshine the simple words one of our grandsons said to me…..”Why do we get to stay just one day; I like it here!” That is priceless to me!

Live life; Love Life; Live Life to the fullest by not putting a price tag on love. Even the smallest gift of your time may be the biggest gift you can give.


1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

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Author: sippingcupsofinspiration

A blogger since 2012, a published author of three Five Star romance novels, A MISTRESS, A WIFE and TELL ME LIES; LOVE ME STILL and RIDDLE ME THIS, LOVE OR BLISS. Still a small town girl with a lot of experience of people watching. Ten years of blogging experience.

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