Stuff cannot make us happy. But there are little creature comforts in life which can help.
I don’t like to spend extra money on things that don’t seem practical or logical. I think I was brought up that way. My parents were not millionaires and they taught me to be wise careful with my money.
Being a single mother for several years taught me a few things about spending and conserving as well.
But with that being said, I still find there are things which are definitely worth the money and should be purchased if the desire is there.
My favorite lotion
Scented Candles (My favorites, and when I buy them, the only ones I buy are Partylite)
A new CD (Mine usually comes in the form of a Christmas CD/once a year at Christmas)
This list of items might seem very random to you, and granted not one of them is a necessity.
But, that's what makes them so special. Each one has a little convenience or comfort rating in my life and I have realized over time that I don’t want to give any of them up, if I can help it.
No one knows better than me that there have been multiple times in my life when there's absolutely no room in the budget for extras, but if I can manage one thing off this list every so often, than it’s a treat, and makes me smile.
What are some of the little things you refuse give up?
Is it a dish in your kitchen that’s always full of your favorite candy?
Is it a special coffee you look forward to every morning?
Is it a membership to somewhere, that you refuse to give up?
Is it your weekly news paper or monthly magazine subscription?
What gives you joy, but is not a necessity, that you would not part with because, if anything, it just makes your day?
Life is too short, we must enjoy it.