Focusing on today is important. Every day should count–and each of us has the ability to make that happen. At the end of each day I ask you to think about what made you smile. It could be something as innocuous as a funny sign or a quick hug, It could be an accomplishment as uncomplicated as doing a load of laundry or as challenging as standing up for something you believe in. Sometimes it’s something you do yourself, like take the time to go for a walk or really enjoy that hot fudge sundae you’ve been craving. And sometimes it’s something you do with or for others. Look for those opportunities to acknowledge the positive moments in each day. Those moments are the building blocks of your future. Your smiles and happiness help strengthen you immune system for a healthier future. They give you energy to face your challenges. They make the memories that create your lifetime.
Also at the end of each day I ask you think about what made you proud of your money choices. Hopefully you’ve gotten the message that you are the one in charge. You get to make choices about how you act, react and make decisions. You chose how you present yourself, negotiate and say yes or no–and all of those choices effect affect your bottom line. You won’t be perfect. Strive to make choices on most days that will help you move toward the future you want. Get help if you need it and remember that if you don’t want to have to start all over, don’t give up! Smile and be proud of yourself!
Money Saving Tip
Used items may be cheaper, but beware. Avoid buying used child car seats and helmets. If they’ve been in an accident they may no longer provide adequate protection. Used tires that were in an accident may not be safe. Used mattresses, cushioned furniture and pet beds can introduce new bugs into your home.
What made you smile today?
What made you proud of your money choices today?