True and Unrequited Love

Don’t worry Guys I’m not about to get all soppy on you.

It is of course St Valentines Day.

We don’t celebrate it at Chez Wright (that’s what you get for marrying an Accountant with minimalistic tendencies) but being as the rest of the world is getting lurved up I thought I’d share something with you that is dear to my heart.

Spending, or in my case – Conscious Spending.

Today I implore you before you make any purchases (romantic ones or not) say those three little words… not ‘I love you’ rather;

  • Need
  • Love
  • Afford

Do I need it? Do I love it? Can I afford it?

There are more questions to be asked, but these three are key. If you want to know what else I ask myself then head on over to

The Simple Guide to Conscious Spending

However if your issue is more unrequited love – you do love it but can’t really have afford it, then why not get some advice from The Minimalist Mom who has guested over at Minimalist at Home

Three Steps To Wanting Less

Have a lovely St Valentines Day everyone – however you choose to spend it or not spend it

🙂


{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Tanja from Minimalist Packrat February 14, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Jo!

    Mine, like yours, is a consumer free holiday. I’d rather have one of my honey’s award winning hugs than a Hallmark card any day! And hey, the hug doesn’t cost money or get thrown in the trash within a week!

    Here’s to a lovely non-consumer day,
    Tanja

  • Tanja from Minimalist Packrat February 14, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Jo!

    Mine, like yours, is a consumer free holiday. I’d rather have one of my honey’s award winning hugs than a Hallmark card any day! And hey, the hug doesn’t cost money or get thrown in the trash within a week!

    Here’s to a lovely non-consumer day,
    Tanja

  • Tanja from Minimalist Packrat February 14, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Jo!

    Mine, like yours, is a consumer free holiday. I’d rather have one of my honey’s award winning hugs than a Hallmark card any day! And hey, the hug doesn’t cost money or get thrown in the trash within a week!

    Here’s to a lovely non-consumer day,
    Tanja

  • simplybeingmum February 15, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Sound’s perfect Tanja! I did get two cards, both handmade off the kids, which was lovely. Unfortunately they cause a bit of a dilemna for me with my sentimental mainly paper hoarding!!!
    Wanted to share this:

    “Scientists are increasingly interested in the possibility that positive emotions can be good for your health. This study has reinforced research findings that support from a partner, in this case a hug from a loved one, can have beneficial effects on heart health,” said Dr. Charmaine Griffiths, spokesperson for the British Heart Foundation.

    What better present than that?

  • simplybeingmum February 15, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Sound’s perfect Tanja! I did get two cards, both handmade off the kids, which was lovely. Unfortunately they cause a bit of a dilemna for me with my sentimental mainly paper hoarding!!!
    Wanted to share this:

    “Scientists are increasingly interested in the possibility that positive emotions can be good for your health. This study has reinforced research findings that support from a partner, in this case a hug from a loved one, can have beneficial effects on heart health,” said Dr. Charmaine Griffiths, spokesperson for the British Heart Foundation.

    What better present than that?

  • simplybeingmum February 15, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Sound’s perfect Tanja! I did get two cards, both handmade off the kids, which was lovely. Unfortunately they cause a bit of a dilemna for me with my sentimental mainly paper hoarding!!!
    Wanted to share this:

    “Scientists are increasingly interested in the possibility that positive emotions can be good for your health. This study has reinforced research findings that support from a partner, in this case a hug from a loved one, can have beneficial effects on heart health,” said Dr. Charmaine Griffiths, spokesperson for the British Heart Foundation.

    What better present than that?

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