Sheconomy – 13.12
DO I TREAT MYSELF FOR CHRISTMAS?
When I was three years old, I got my first pocket money, and since I was still a good child, which didn’t last for very long, I decided to follow my parents’ advice and save the money. I threw every penny into a beautifully coloured and fat piggy bank, and just before Christmas I thought it was time to treat myself to something special for Christmas Eve: I bought myself a small transistor radio and gift-wrapped it. I’ll never forget how good it felt to unwrap it under the Christmas tree: to be able to afford something for myself, to give myself a present, and to celebrate. Just great. And since then, not a year has gone by that I haven’t given myself a special gift for Christmas.
And yes, of course it’s incredibly gratifying to give gifts to other people – and I love doing that from the bottom of my heart – but why not pamper myself as well?
We are usually much too strict to ourselves – celebrate and offer yourself gifts – at least on special occasions – you are worth it!