Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wonder Why Wednesday - The Best Things In Life Are Free

I got my tax refund this morning (yay for the modern world... I filed a week and a half ago!), and I feel so much less stressed out because of it.

It wasn't a fortune, and in fact it was a lot less than last year (I changed my W4 to get more back in my regular paychecks), but it made the difference.

I can go get some stuff done I've been putting off... like car maintenance and a furnace filter!

And a haircut! Just a little one - it's been 2 years. (The joys of long, straight hair.)

And maybe a pedicure. I know it's kind of counterproductive to splurge on extras when I've been squeaking by so much lately, but if you could see my heels right now you'd understand and indulge my 30.00 luxury.

It's always been my wish to have enough to be stress-free, and it doesn't happen very often, so when it does I relish the lack of anxiety.

Today's Wonder Why...

What's your definition of "enough"?

There's some thought that you can never have enough, or that your definition of enough might change the more you have, which I think is true... for me, "enough" means being able to go to the grocery store and buy what I need, rather than having to decide what I can afford that week. For someone with 4 kids in different states, it might be enough to see them each once a year.

Not that I'm so dirt-poor, I have enough to get the basics, but I really enjoy having enough to not worry so much, even if it's just for a little while.

Happy Wednesday!


Dandy said...

We have enough but I want more.
That sounds awful, I know. We play quite a bit. I just got another medical bill (because they never, ever stop) and we both carry some debt. So now is the time to take care of all of that. Now we can't be spending $7 on good cheese. Enough to me is being able to pay your bills and have a little bit left to play.

But I guess thats all relative. I mean we play a lot and yet don't own a home.

Did I have a point?

I can't remember because I have tiptoe thru the tulips in my head.

curegirl0421 said...

Hahahaha... then my work here is done! ;) (For today.)

I think that's the real trick - having enough to play a little. Otherwise it just feels like it's all pointless... working to pay bills so you can keep working to pay bills.


Here's hoping you're debt free soon!!

Ruth Covington said...

One of my (many) mottoes: I work to live; I don't live to work. :)