poverty and stuff Jun 10, 2008 21:24:57 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by crazycatlady on Jun 10, 2008 21:24:57 GMT -5 I still struggle with excess shopping. I cut WAY back when we were down to one income for over a year due to job loss. But even tonight, I walked down the mark down aisle at Wal-Mart, dreaming of purchasing all the crap that no one in their right mind would want, except me, because they had big sale stickers on them!I ended up with two packages of scented colored pencils, for the two younger kids to color with. A wooden cat head scented thingy to hang in my car to keep it fresh. And I did not get a bunch of flip flops (only $2 a pair), or beads to decorate the flipflops like I saw at a craft fair. Or junk food, cos I'm on a diet anyhow. So I did better tonight than usual, but next time I will try to say....What would CourageouslyLion_SeeksSerenity do? (Not meaning to be disrespectful to the WWJD crowd!) But this will be helpful to me. We have been friends for quite a while now, through SqualorSurvivors and other squalor busting sites. I think that it will help me to take a step back from any item with a red sale sticker, and think...what would CLSS do in this situation? Will this sale item improve my home, or the happiness of my family? I will try to find other ways to satisfy that feeling of "not enough".Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! I may need to read your posts several times to fully get it, but I know that this was just what I needed to "hear"!And thanks to everyone else for their thoughts, too.