Can money really bring happiness?
To be honest I would of said yes, the dreams of winning big on the lottery sounded like I would have never ending happiness all the things you could afford to do! No worries give my children the finest things.
But in the real world of debt no money and bankruptcy I’ve learnt one major thing money is not needed for happiness.
Easter holidays, two children and bankrupt… one week in and what have I found ..Happiness!
Ive had to think hard on how I could keep the kids busy without spending hardly any money and still keep within our allowance for the month.
We’ve had picnics outside, we wrapped up and went for a lovely walk along the river we sat and chucked stones and learnt my lads the Joy’s of skimming pebbles over the water.
We’ve baked cakes and biscuits, explored our local area! Turns out we have this amazing wood which has the most awesome rope swing!
And today it snowed… yes snow in April is a tad unexpected but we had fun!
And what have I learnt in this week…we have made more memories and more happiness by not having to spend a penny outside budget.
There was no soft play just so I could have 5 minutes peace or chucking money just to do things that I thought made my kids happy.
Exploring and spending time with me is all they need they dont care what it is we do aslong as it still feels like an adventure.
Today I actually felt like I maybe winning this mum thing!