Getting back to basics.
Ok, I know this may be sort of a silly topic, but I'm old fashioned and miss the good old days when life was just simpler. Yes, this economy sucks on so many levels, but I have to say, with every negative there is a positive, and the economy forcing people to get back to basics has been a positive for me. I love when I come up with a new angle to save money or hear a back to basics story on the news and I don't ever miss some of the extras we've forgone. Somethings I've heard about recently are:
It's no longer uncool to be frugal or penny wise.
Inexpensive cleaning remedies are gaining in popularity.
As a whole, we are saving more and spending less to build a financial cushion.
Creative Repurposing is growing at a lighting speed rate. (I've never seen so many cool ideas).
Smaller vacations are much more popular. It's no longer a sin or child neglect to pass going to Disney World. Doing things that incorporate quality time is what matters.
Cutting back subscriptions to those unused movie channels.
Making small gifts or a card for your loved ones.
So are you trying to get back to basics and enjoying it? If so, how?