Thursday, 4 November 2010

Live Well and Spend Less?

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.


Appreciate what you've got, even the really small things.

For me, those small things are often domestic…
Everyday happiness, as opposed to one-off great bursts of pure ecstasy, is intricately tied in with everyday events: the jaunty-looking teapot that pours without dribbling, the children's bathtime, blossom in spring, an especially good book.

These things aren't sexy, or glamorous, or envy-making, but they are the fabric of all our days. Concentrating on them, and on all the small joys they provide, can be intensely fulfilling. Moaning because you can’t afford a $500 pair of shoes is not.
-India Knights, The Thrift Book

5 comments:

Just Gizzy said...

great post so true!

karo said...

me encanta lo que escribes! :)

xxx

Philosophia said...

Love this - a very wise post. We should always take the time to appreciate what we already have. :)

x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fe,

Such wise words and a great post. Thanks for sharing and we do need to appreciate what we have, even the really small things.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Rania Kelesidou said...

You're so right,truth is that we make this mistakes very often.We should think a little differently!