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Happy New Year 2014

As we move into 2014 I notice how life can slip by in an instant if we aren’t paying attention and how it’s a blessing to wake up in the morning.

Simplicity and life at it’s best work together when we just live a life that makes us happy as individuals. No amount of money can be put on happiness, not now, not ever. Money pays for things we need to survive, full-stop. It is what it is and to be honest, those who do that are missing out on much of life’s precious moments.

One thing I like to do is not dwell on the past, rather look forward to a brighter future and believe that the path ahead will bring much joy and happiness into my life.

Life is a series of photos and what you create in these photos is up to you most often but for those times you have no control the only control you have is those over your emotions. Be strong.

We create paths in our lives and we also follow the path that gives us or what we believe will benefit us the most. Overall, the end result is mostly a product of us as individuals not giving up on our dreams and pursuing what we desire the most even if it is to see the ocean or run white sand through our hands.

Today, I’m taking some time to reflect on the past year in my life and ways to improve in 2014 so I can make my life as spectacular as I want it to be. I am in control after all and even though I’m not as big of a planner as I let off I like to just see where the ride takes me.

Be Brave, take chances in life and celebrate every moment because you never know how long or if that moment will last. Happiness can be taken away in an instant but memories will linger on forever in our mind and in our heart.

Life is supposed to be full of adventures, puddles, mountains and celebrations… embrace them all and hold on to what you want in your life the most. If you close one door make sure you want to close it because once you throw away the key you may never get it back again.

Enjoy every day, it really is that simple.

If you missed my post the other day showcasing The Best of Canadian Budget Binder 2013 give it a read, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy it.

I wish all of you a Happy New Year 2014 and may all your dreams come true.

Time to get the 2014 Budget warmed up……. are you ready to budget?

Take the chance, I promise you won’t regret it.



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  1. Happy 2014 Mr CBB! I haven’t been that big of a planner either, but I’m trying to plan a lot more this year. With two little ones, it’s hard to keep track of all the places I need to be and when. And more importantly, the places I WANT to be. Thank you for your continued support and have a great 2014! Cheers!

  2. I want to spend less than $25 on groceries. I am trying to eat everything that is already in my house and just buy milk and some fruit. My sons are both away at school so there is only myself and the dog to feed.

    I am looking forward and will stick to my very tight budget while still enjoying life and taking every opportunity to have fun and spend time with the people I love.

    1. Wow, that is great, good for you. I would love it if you posted your weekly shop in the grocery game to share with all of us how you are making out with your $35 a week grocery budget.

  3. Happy New Year!!
    The last couple of years we have been in survival mode but things are starting to work out to the point where I can try to figure a few things out. We have a little better idea of what is coming in and such so I can work from that.
    You are very right that things can change in an instant…. been there a couple of times and survived. When the you-know-what hits the fan it has a habit of forcing priorities real fast. What has to be done gets done, the rest is a big maybe. One day at a time is more than just a saying….. it’s a means of survival. You don’t think past today as any more than today gets overwhelming. We are finally getting to a point where we can, maybe, think a little further ahead. Hubby had an echo-cardiogram done Dec 23 and we will get the results Jan 15 when we go back to London. As far as we can tell his Amyloidosis is doing well but cardiac function is and will always be the wild card. Hopefully the echo will tell us more about how that is going and where we can go from here. And if we need other tests to be done again.
    Not the happiest thing to discuss for New Year’s but that’s life around here…….. We are dealing with it as best we can and that’s all we can do.

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