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Do you really want to live better for less? Are you anxious to make your money go further? Do you want to develop a strategy to help your family live the "good life -- on a budget"?

I am sure you do -- Why else would you be reading this article? And I have good news for you!

You can do it! Yes, you can! It's really easier than you think. There are families out there, living the good life on a shoestring. The good news is -- you and your family can do it, too!

The bad news is -- you may need a change of attitude in order to meet your goals. Yes, even with a step by step budget and plan, if you don't have the right attitude, you may never find the "good life".

It has been said, "Your attitude determines your altitude". If you always see the glass as being half empty versus seeing the glass as being half full, then you may not recognize the "good life" even when you have it!

I believe the "good things in life" are different things for different people. What is important to me may not be important to you.

It is important to me to cultivate an appreciation of simple things. One of my greatest joys is sharing laughter with my husband or my sons. If we can laugh at life's foibles, we won't be brought down by life's stresses.

When my husband and I are outdoors we always take note of the beauty of nature in our surroundings. We live in a rural area, and when we are driving, we may see a bright cardinal fly in front of our car, or a deer and her fawn crossing the road. It never fails to make us appreciate the simple things.

Think about what you consider to be the "good things in life". If you can learn to appreciate people, nature, friendships,and other intangibles, then you are learning to see the glass as half full instead of half empty. And guess what? You are on the road to "living the good life"!

Attitudes are contagious--make yours worth catching!


Cyndi Roberts is the editor of the bi-weekly newsletter "1 Frugal Friend 2 Another", bringing you practical, money-saving tips, recipes and ideas. Visit her online at http://www.cynroberts.com to subscribe and receive the Free e-course, "Taming the Monster Grocery Bill
 

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I am LAUGHING Sara....When you said "Attitude Adjustment" I thought that is what we give our Husbands when we are MAD at them....LOL :toothy: :toothy: :toothy:
 

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Sara,

So sorry for making light of the subject.

I hope I did not insult you. That would be the last thing I would want to do.

I guess I just have a weird sense of humor.

Have a good day...:smball:
 

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rofl Gabe definitely needs one from time to time. (in the form of a swift kick in the butt) Adjusting his attitude can come in many forms as his wife. rofl I can make toss together meals, not iron clothes...so many little things. :toothy:

"I'm sorry honey is there something WRONG? I thought you liked pasta so much that we'd have it three times this week" lol
 

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:rockon: Lady Sara!!! Sounds like a plan to me :toothy:
 
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