Treat Tuesday

Tuesday treat day

Well it should be – Tuesday’s a sort of nothing day isn’t it – it’s not the ‘fresh’ start to the week and it’s not half way through the week and it’s definitely too far from the weekend.  But it’s so bad to wish your life away……so that’s why you should look forward to a little treat on a Tuesday.

If you are really skint – which most of us are – then make something for someone – or take yourself to the department stores and hunt out a little bargain – whether it be a pair of earrings, a new hair colour or a new nail polish.  Little something’s can make you feel better without putting you in trouble with the bank manager.

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I don’t cook – it’s just not something I’ve ever been that interested in but I was getting so fed up with not being able to find anything to eat in the supermarkets, I am a vegetarian – it’s not like I am asking for something weird but the supermarkets in London seem to be rubbish unless you travel to the outskirts and go to the bigger stores, so I decided I am going to start making food more often – it will be a challenge but should be far healthier and probably won’t cost much more if at all, so that’s my little treat to myself at the moment is to try to look after what I eat a little more, so if any of you have some great, easy cheap vegetarian recipes to share then please do send them through.

The other thing is that I think more people should be thinking about the food they eat…..or don’t as seems to be the case with far too many people.  I know people that will go out and rarely drink – not because they don’t like alcohol or are a recovering addict but because they feel they shouldn’t drink anything but water due to the calorie content.   There is some truth in this – you don’t want to gorge on high calories all the time but come on – live a little.  There’s a time in every woman’s life when they have to be a bit more careful about what they eat – but really who doesn’t want to be healthy? But you can be healthy and still treat yourself – denial is a dirty word to me – it just makes you really crave the thing you are avoiding.  If you look at older people – I mean really old people – there’s something a little scary about the really skinny.  And I have long been told you get to an age where you have to choose between your face or your figure.  This doesn’t mean be super skinny or super fat – there is a happy balance in there I am sure of it, convinced of it.  And here lies the problem – that little world happy!  How many of you really are? How many of you are spending your days worried you are not on the property ladder yet? Or worrying about the ever growing credit card bill as you live a lifestyle you can’t afford? Or you are worrying about the local schools for your children or you are worrying about the size of the mortgage you have just taken on.  See, so much is there to make us just worry and not enjoy life as much.

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You don’t need much to be happy.  The TV will tell you a very different story but don’t believe it – politicians want you to live in fear as it makes you easier to control.  Manufacturers want you to feel like you are missing out and not achieving enough as it makes you buy things and that makes them rich – it won’t necessarily make you happier.   Oh yes, I can hear you telling me I am a hypercritic as I have told you to buy a little something to cheer you up – but that’s it, a little treat to remind you why you are working or that you are worth it.  Not something to compete with someone else about or get into debt over or something that you will stress about buying rather than enjoying.  We like to have new things that is how manufacturers can work us – it’s no secret – but you live in moderation and you won’t get into too much of a mess.

If we all lived in moderation then the world would be a better place, a happier place.  You wouldn’t get as much street crime or as much debt as you wouldn’t feel the need to own the latest gadget – you wouldn’t be blinded by fashion.  You would find worth in much more valuable things.

Humans stupidly put value in money.  I think this is where so much went wrong.

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It made us compete in a weird vain way, it made us cherish the wrong things.

In truth all that really matters is being a kind and good human being –if we all did that there would be no unnecessary greed, there would be no bullying, we wouldn’t all be peaches and cream but we would be a darn sight closer to it, so for treat Tuesday, treat yourself to something little, treat your loved ones to something little, look after each other and be nice to a stranger, you might just make their day and what nicer treat is there than that!

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