Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Not Necessary, But Worth the $$

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. 

They are:

Ice cream

Fresh flowers

Take-out Pizza

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.
Truly,
Amber

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