The Importance Of A Treat
I am a firm believer in treats! What do I mean by that? Well, ask yourself this question. "When was the last time I treated myself to ANYTHING?" Now, before you answer I want you to think of something else. How many times do you spend money on little treats for your husband and children but deny yourself any?? Okay, I think I am hearing a resounding shout of "MANY!" Now, please don't get me wrong. I'm not talking about necessities like clothing, shoes and things of that nature, I am talking TREATS! When I say "treat" I don't mean a big screen plasma t.v. or ipods or am I advocating anything that would put your family in financial straits. I am talking about "little" things that can put a smile on your face and put a little bounce in
As wives and mothers we are all into denial for ourselves. Naturally we want only the best for our families and we always try to make sure they have it. But something is missing in that picture. What about you?? If you budget carefully I feel fairly confident that most of us could come up with an extra few dollars a month to be able to purchase a treat for ourselves. I am talking about maybe once a month you could purchase a pretty new nail polish or a magazine you have always wanted to buy. Maybe you could go to the clearance aisle and get a pretty pair of earrings on sale, or even something like if you have always wanted a Starbucks coffee you can plan ahead and maybe have one of those a month. You get the picture. Just a little something that you can set a dollar or two away for so that you can get something YOU enjoy! A little something to look forward to that is just for YOU.
I promise it won't make you a bad wife or mother if you do this for yourself. As a matter of fact I think it will make you an even better one because it will make you happy and you won't feel like you are always doing without. Why not think of one little thing you might like to "treat" yourself to and then plan accordingly. It is amazing what pretty pink toes or a good magazine can do to lift a girl's mood. Try it, I promise you will like it;)
*Next week I plan on posting about another way in which you can "treat" yourself that doesn't cost a dime! See my post below for what I consider to be my "treat!"