How can it be, when I’m telling you to slip tiny little treats into your basket everytime you pass a shop?
To me, the very notion of frugality is a curious one: are there really people out there being mean with themselves, even when they don’t have to? Does frugality remain a way of life for some people even when they’ve got money growing on tree’s in the back garden? I can’t get my head round it.
Just to make myself clear, lets talk about soap: I want washing your hands to be a delicious experience three or four times a day; I want you to look forward to something this boring because your sink is sparkly clean, there is a gorgeous towel next to the sink, freshly laundered and crisply ironed and the scent of your soap on your hands makes you smile half an hour later.
Now if I was of a frugal nature, I would tell you to save all the little odds and sods of soap you usually throw away, boil them all together and reshape them into something that doesn’t bear thinking about and ta-da, there you have a new block of soap…
But lucky for you, I am not frugal in the traditional sense, because what I would prefer you to do, is remove that extra packet of
I think that what I am trying to say is that this is not necesarily about spending money; it is about re-ordering your priorities so that alongside all the boring things we have to do and buy, there are a few precious little treats mixed in to make the ride worthwhile.
There is nothing worthy about deprivation for the sake of it.