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Reasons to be cheerful are free!

Posted on: June 18, 2009


butterflies2We could all do with a bit more money in the bank, a house with more space or a faster, more reliable car. And when we are constantly being bombarded with adverts it’s easy to get hung up on the things we DON’T have rather than be grateful for what we DO. 

So, when money is tight, or business isn’t exactly booming, it’s worth remembering that many of the best things in life are free! And to get you started here are some of my personal favourites!

  • The feel of warm sunshine on your face
  • Watching your children sleeping
  • Line dried laundry
  • A good nights sleep
  • Laughing so hard you struggle to come up for air
  • Clean sheets
  • Getting hooked by a good book
  • A nice hot cup of tea
  • A cuddle from someone who matters
  • An evening thunderstorm after a hot, muggy day
  • How your kids smell after a bath and hairwash
  • Bare feet in cool grass
  • A hot bubble bath
  • A good natter with a friend

And on the odd occasion that I do have a spare fiver in my purse a bar of Dairy Milk, a bottle of Pinot Grigio or a crisp new paperback would also be guaranteed to put a smile on my face!

We’d love to hear about the things that make you happy on a budget. Leave a comment on our blog and share your top pick-me-ups with our other working mums!


6 Responses to "Reasons to be cheerful are free!"

Amazing post! Here’s a few more:

– Sitting alone in the garden listening to birds singing
– When your children tell you that they love you
– An undisturbed nights sleep!
– Cooking (OK, you need to buy the food, but nothing tastes better than home-cooked food)
– Music

Hearing my baby giggle always makes me smile. Even better, hearing my husband and baby giggling together!

One of my favourites? Home baked bread (or muffins). Cheap to do, fun to make, can get the kids involved – and a great boost to morale!

And the kneading is also a great stress-reliever!

Still warm home made flapjack
An early night – even better if followed by a lie-in!
Good friends who know you so well that you can just ‘be’ happy or sad or grumpy or crazy with and they still love you
My little boys sneaking in to bed to have a cuddle first thing in the morning
A new notebook to make lists in

Definately the special laugh my little boy has when you tickle him in just the right place. Pure magical innocence…

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