Everyone’s making their Christmas wish lists of all the gifts they hope to see under the tree this year. Toys, tablets, laptops, cameras, and clothes are many of the items most people are asking for, but there are some gifts in life that are so much better. Appreciate these gifts that you can give to yourself and receive through the help of your loved ones.

Happiness

As cliché as it sounds, one of the greatest gifts you can receive and keep all year is happiness. It’s the root of how we prosper in life and what helps us maintain motivation. Not every day is going to be a perfect day, but as long as you’re happy and optimistic, it’s easy to get through the difficult times. Remember to always smile about the positive and not frown too much about the negative. Don’t stress over situations that you cannot control. Everything happens for a reason and all things get better with time. Stay happy my friends.

Love

This is something that many people are always searching for in life and it can be found almost anywhere. The best place to find it? Family. Whether it be your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins, there’s always family members that share unconditional love. Family is where life begins and where love never ends. You can also find love through friends and a significant other. The people who support you and look out for your best interest are the ones who really love you and that is truly a gift.

Health

With all the diseases and viruses that circulate around this time of year, it's important to be thankful for your health and well being. There are many people in hospitals who would much rather be laying at home without feeling sick. It's simple to maintain your health through cleanliness, caution, drinking lots of water, and exercising. Being grateful for having good health is often overlooked especially for those who do not get sick much. A healthy body equals a healthy mind so always appreciate the gift of health and never take it for granted!

Financial Stability

Sometimes this is the hardest gift to receive. With the consumer world that we live in, it's hard to say "no" to all the items we love that we come across at our favorite stores. Although it's tempting to buy what you want, ask yourself if you really need it. The key to financial stability is to focus more on needs and not wants. If you don't have the money for it at that moment, don't spend it. You will only increase your debt and it won't be worth it in the long run. Give yourself the gift of financial stability by only spending on what you need.

The greatest part about all these gifts? They are costless and last a lifetime!