I am lucky to have lived frugally as a child and my mum showed me how to create a meal from nothing. Don't get me wrong, I never went hungry and we always had a decent meal to eat but we didn't have crisps, biscuits, sweets and things like that which people these days see as an essential part of their store cupboard and mum always made food from scratch so no tinned or convenience food, it was far too expensive.
Everything seems to have an expensive price tag and as we move into frugal times the expectations we have created during the comfortable times are still in place. This leads to discontent, a feeling of injustice, anger even.
So now, as you read this try to think of what is important in life...... really important!
- Health for me is important because without it you can't enjoy life to the fullest
- My children through them I have learnt valuable lessons in life
- My husband who is my rock
- My mum who is my mum (enough said)
- My family
- My animals who bring me such joy and sense of purpose
- My friends who give me more support than they ever could realise
- My faculties
So the message from this blog is... we are living in difficult times and things are set to get worse before they get better. However, you don't need lots of money to be happy, you just need to change your expectations and perceptions and look to what wonderful things you have in your life and be content with them.