Focus on the Positive and Weekly Roundup

by Erika Torres

In my goal to be more positive, I’ll be doing occasional posts on things that make me happy, even if it’s really small. I can’t guarantee that it will be a weekly column, but I look forward to writing about good things and not just complaining all the time. Hey, I’m a girl…

  • I’m thankful this week for Eric cooking dinner last night. It was the one weeknight out of the whole week that he was off work so it was nice to spend some time with him.
  • I am happy that it is raining because I that means I don’t have to water our vegetable garden!
  • I am praying for Eric’s job interview next week.
  • I am looking forward to a friend’s birthday dinner tomorrow and an otherwise low-key weekend!

Five for Friday

Our Freaking Budget is one of my new favorite blogs. I love that their personality comes through in their writing. This week, they talked about why they won’t be buying house this year despite the pressure to buy right now.

Plunged in Debt talked about the sexiest thing their money has bought. I won’t give you any hints, except to say that I think it is very sexy.

Club Thrifty’s post on how their child is waking up at 2 in the morning every night reminded me why we don’t have kids yet. I think my ovaries were thanking me as I read the post.

Canadian Budget Binder featured a great guest post from a single mom on how she turned her passion into a flexible part time job.

I loved Budget and the Beach‘s post on her reason for choosing happiness. Sometimes you do have to make a commitment to see the positive.

Staff Posts

Check out my posts on these awesome blogs:

Cheap and Creative Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day at Everything Finance. Yes, it’s that time again to start thinking about what you’re going to get your girlfriend for valentine’s day…

Determining the right tax deductions for your marriage at DimeSpring.

Looking for a job? 7 Creative Places to look for a job at Critical Financial.


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Nurse Frugal January 27, 2013 - 9:46 pm

Good luck with his interview!!!! I hope he gets it!!! Love the idea of giving weekly praise reports or things you are grateful for!

One Frugal Girl January 27, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Sending more positive thoughts your way!

jobo January 27, 2013 - 9:11 am

Love your thankful things! And please tell the rain to scram…I need some vitamin D!! 😉 Bummed I won’t see yuo this trip but excited to see you in April with M in tow!!

Holly@ClubThrifty January 26, 2013 - 8:49 pm

Thanks so much for mentioning us! Hey, good news, she has slept through the last two nights. Yahooooooooooooooooooooo!

Pauline January 26, 2013 - 1:50 pm

I do the same, think about 3 positive things before I sleep at the end of the day, there is always something, even small to be happy for.

Johnny @ Our Freaking Budget January 25, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Too, too kind. Seriously. We just feel grateful that we’ve had so many awesome blogs like yours to inspire us as we’ve been getting started.

Sending good vibes your way and good luck Eric’s way!

Catherine January 25, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Thanks so much for including me…she is a sexy beast isn’t she?! I also love OFB, they’re doing something right it seems 🙂

Michelle January 25, 2013 - 4:35 pm

I LOVE Our Freaking Budget! Definitely my favorite new blog right now. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

CeCe@Frugalista Married January 25, 2013 - 4:13 pm

I’m okay with the rain but only because I got to spend the day at home. Sigh. I should NEVER complain though because I know it’s good for the earth. Love the positivity shout outs!

Canadianbudgetbinder January 25, 2013 - 3:13 pm

You’re happy it’s raining and I’m dreaming of it… want some snow? Thinking positive does make the day seem brighter even if it is only a thought, smile, hug or small gesture. Thanks for the mention, I love sharing personal stories with the fans and this one is no exception. Cheers

Lisa January 25, 2013 - 2:46 pm

I think it’s a great idea to take some time out each week and think about the things that make us happy. Good luck to Eric on his job interview!

Budget & the Beach January 25, 2013 - 2:40 pm

OFB is one of my new favorite blogs now too. They crack me up. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Eric. Not happy about the rain though. Wanted to get in some long runs since I’ve been cooped up all week working. thanks for the blog mention! 🙂


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