Yesterday I was listening to the Happier podcast and Gretchen and Elizabeth were talking about luxuries – some were big luxuries and some were small and I started day dreaming about the things that bring about a feeling of luxury for me. I’m sure you won’t be surprised that when I came up with three I stopped and decided to write a blog post!
- Having a house cleaner. I’ve had paid help cleaning my house since 1999 and it’s the best thing in the world. Seriously, I would make a lot of cuts to my household budget before I would eliminate this. When we had all the kids living at home I had weekly help but for several years now it’s been every-other-week and that’s doable. It’s not as luxurious as every week but still – it’s great. If I had loads of money I would take this even further and have daily help with all kinds of household chores – weeding the garden, doing the grocery shopping, planning and cooking meals – I could go on and on!
- Fresh flowers in the house. This is a little luxury I indulge in pretty regularly and I’ve said for a long long time that if I ever won the lottery one of the first things I would do is set up a weekly flower delivery. Flowers are pretty and they smell nice and they are, in the words of Kym, magical. And, let’s face it, a little magic in the house never hurt anyone.
- Line dried sheets on the bed. I have gotten out of the habit of hanging my sheets on the line but I really need to start this up again. I love slipping into bed when the sheets are crsip and smell like fresh air and sunshine, it brings me right back to my childhood since my mom always hung the sheets on the line. I’m putting it out there right now that I’m going to start doing this again!
Those are my little luxuries, things that cost a few bucks but bring me a lot of pleasure.
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