I think people have a tendency to dwell on the negative when we’re stressed out, living paycheck to paycheck, dealing with debt, or even just the day-to-day activities of our lives. I am not immune to that and think it’s probably my worst personality trait; I am a worry wart and easily stressed. Par for the course with a Type A personality. I do need to start focusing on positives, no matter how minute they may be. Here are a few of my little wins for the week:
A family member is renovating their kitchen, replacing all cabinets and appliances. Having heard about our rental house stove, they offered us their current stove – for free! It’s a stainless, year old, excellent condition stove identical to the one we had. Savings: at least $400!
When we moved, we had some major problems with a contractor. After months of back and forth, we received a refund check for $3,000!! Not as much as we had hoped, but we’re done fighting.
My mother treated us to brunch this weekend. Savings: $31.
Two Etsy orders. Total: $34.42 Not much, but every penny counts! And 30% will go directly to paying off debt.
I found the most amazing and huge brussel sprouts at a grocery store I rarely shop at. $2.79 for a pound and they were much nicer quality than what I get at Kroger or Wal-Mart! Delicious! In fact their entire produce selection was amazing. I may start shopping there more frequently.
All of my tax documents are ready. We have our appointment this week. I know we’re getting a refund, but unsure of the amount. I consider this a win, because I stayed organized this year, and didn’t have to hunt down every little thing.
Here’s to hoping for a week with a few more little wins!