Whenever I stop working (read: depending on husband's salary), there's this little voice inside me always discouraging me to buy something for myself. I feel guilty. Reasons? One, it's not basically my money. Two, I'm "manipis" by nature. Three, I'd rather buy food, which we can share altogether. However, a girl is a girl with material needs. I know you know what I'm talking about. Say, how can we get to have presentable hair without going to the salon at least every 3 months? Or at least have a decent shampoo-conditioner combo at home. Honestly, I haven't treated my hair for some time now and made a mental note that I will when I have "extra" money. Extra means all bills are paid, the fridge has enough food and my little girl would have her occasional visit to Jollibee or McDo.
As a SAHM, life is not all easy. But to be honest and fair, my husband's salary is enough. Thank you Philippine government. But just enough for all the payables and simple pleasures. That's why again, there's this little voice inside me pushing me to earn. Because I'm feeling materialistic. Ugh. Rhambo doesn't really tell me to go back to work but he didn't tell me to stop either. Haha! He just supported my decision to "be there" for our child. Thank youuuuu, baby. I love you! But during my flor contemplation moments (happens usually before I sleep or when I do my business haha), I will have this girl wants, which will all be shunned away when a person below 4 feet will knock on the door, saying "are you done 'Nay? I'm bored."
What do I want to say here?
Let me tell you a lipistik story first. You see, I only have one very cheap lipstick in neutral red. It's what I wear for like almost a year now. So imagine my joy when someone gave me a Revlon lipstick. I was in ecstasy. I've been in numerous events and that cheap lipstick was what I had on my pursed-almost-in-duck-face-kind lips. It's not a Nars, a Mac or even a Maybelline. It is an Ever Bilena! I think it's only Php150+. I never complained. My husband never complained, too. I think he thought I'm always beautiful. *batting my eyelashes in a pout*
I can't thank the generous woman enough. Really. I know it's just a small random act of generosity but she exhilarated my soul to be more grateful for this fabulous life I live. Why? I believe that the key to a lasting and absolute happiness is to have and feel contentment in life. Do you think I would be that happy and thankful to receive a lipstick if I have a lippy collection? Unless it's worth more than Php1000, I guess it'll be petty for me. So to you, my dear Edel, thank you from the bottom of my heart and pursed lips.
How about you, what are you thankful for lately?
I'd be happy to be touched by your stories, too.
Share it with us in the comments --- from one queen to another. ♔