5 Things to do When You’re as Broke as a Church Mouse

Mental Fitness

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We’ve all been there and most of us will be there again. Times when we couldn’t buy a burger, let alone the whole meal.

When my husband and I were first married, he was in the Air Force, so there were alot of times when the church mice felt sorry for us. By the time our second daughter was born, the mice began taking up collections for us!

Fortunately, there are all sorts of things you can do to have a great time even if you’re flat broke. Keeping it PG, here are seven of my favorites:

1. Pack some sandwiches and head to the park. Take along some popcorn for the ducks and crumbs for the squirrels. Eat, walk, play frisbee, play on the swings, and slide from the tallest slide you can find.

2. Go to the mall and people-watch. Priceless entertainment!

3. Grab someone and play a game of tennis. Not only is it unbelievably fun, the exercise is nearly unbeatable.

4. Turn on an old movie, even if it’s one you’ve never heard of. The step back in history is a great escape.

5. Get creative in the kitchen. Using only the foods you have on hand and flying without a net (meaning no recipe), see what you can come up with.

6. Go to the library and get lost in the books for awhile. Read a really scary one, it’s the perfect time of year for that. Dracula is a perfect pick – unless you’re like me and wouldn’t be able to sleep for weeks. I literally couldn’t sleeep the nights I saw “Silence of the Lambs” or “Sixth Sense.” Fact is, if I thought about it very much I’d pull an all-nighter tonight! I am shicken chit, but I’ve come to terms with it.

7. Read everything David Feherty has ever written. Click on his name in the previous sentence for one of his online hangouts, and on the following link for another: David Feherty at Golf Online.com. You don’t have to play golf, watch golf, or even like golf to enjoy the heck out of his writings.

“…the only exercise I get is jumping to the occasional conclussion or violently swerving past the salad bar on my way to the dessert trolley.” – David Feherty

In short, have a good time and don’t think about money. The memories you make will last longer and will be worth alot more than anything you could buy.

Make each priceless moment count double,
~Joi

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