Thursday, August 9, 2012

Guest Post: Jessie {The Thriftiness Miss}

Today Jessie is back; we did a blog post swap awhile back, check it out here.  She's so creative (and thrifty) when coming up with ideas.  Today she's going to share a new thrifty idea.

Hi there life, Experience Needed readers! My name is Jessie and I blog over at The Thriftiness Miss. I so happy that I can help Amanda out while she and her family are on their staycation. 

I'm here today to share with you the gift of gratitude, with an exercise in positive thinking. 

These are plain river rocks but they can be more if you want them to be.

The exercise goes like this... Keep your rock with you or in a place that you will see throughout your day. Whenever you see your rock, hold it and think briefly about what you are thankful for in life.

I Jessie, am thankful for...

My son.

The health of my family and myself.

For the roof over my head and the food I have to eat.

That I am becoming an aunt for the first time.

That I have found my passion in blogging. 

And that's it! That's all you have to do!

 Everyone has things that they are thankful for even if life isn't that great at the moment. By focusing on positive thoughts (the things you are thankful for) you have less time to focus on negative thoughts. 

The more you use this exercise the easier it becomes to do it everyday, the less negative thoughts you have, and a better outlook on life is what you get.

I personally do this myself and I have just recently gave a rock to my man and he's doing it too, and really likes it.

Give it a try. You just might surprise yourself with the results. 

Thanks so much to Amanda for letting me post here today! I hope you all have an excellent day.

And for more thrifty fun check out my blog The Thriftiness Miss!


  1. Congratulations on becoming an aunt for the first time, Jessie. Your list of things to be thankful for is a lovely list of meaningful things and people.

  2. Congrats Jessie! Thanks for the wonderful guest post! Amanda I have given you an award

    1. Thank you! I'm working on making my list of nominees :o)

  3. So important to reflect on what we are thankful for! Now following you via the blog hop and would love a follow back!