Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Buy - Buy

No, I didn’t misspell my heading, I do mean buy, not go crazy mind you, but I think we should loosen up a bit.

With the economy the way it is I wonder if the news isn’t making the situation worse. The more they broadcast how bad things are the tighter people hold on to their money, including myself. If I didn’t keep hearing how bad it was I would loosen my fingers from around some of my money.

I have also lowered prices in my shop on items I had before the economy went plummeting down even more. I just figure I can cut back on those prices because the supplies cost less to make those items, now my supply costs have gone up. I will just be more careful with my choices so that I can still offer the quality to my customers.

I have to admit nothing makes me feel better then to buy myself something that I didn’t have to have, but just want. The feeling of that little splurge always brought a twinge of excitement into my life, made me feel somewhat deserving. Very often the price tag on that little piece of “feeling good” was cheaper then two going to the movies and paying a sitter, and it lasted more then two hours plus it didn’t have the calories that the tub of popcorn had.

Yes I will loosen my grip a bit and be brave as I take the leap of faith and start to buy again.

"I have to believe that if I can make one small move and that perhaps enough of us do the same, we can change the circumstances that surround us."

By LuLu Borealis



B.B. Bellezza said...

I agree! We aren't going to get out of the this economic mess if we don't start spending money. Don't go crazy outside of your means or anything, but buy something nice for yourself!

LuLu Borealis said...

It is scary but if we all hold on to tightly to our money nothing is going to change - it will come to a standstill.

Anonymous said...

How nice to hear someone actually SAY this. My husband and I have been talking about it. The economic challenges our country is facing are very real, but if "the sky is falling doomsayers" don't lighten up a bit, they are simply going to create a self-fulfilling prophesy.