So, this is where I am going to start. With my choices. I'm making a budget category called "CHOICE" ... and every time I make the choice NOT to buy something indulgent or unnecessary, I'm going to transfer what I would have spent into that 'envelope'. Does that mean that I'll never again buy a hot chocolate from my favorite cafe? Probably not. Does that mean I need to feel guilty if I do? I don't think so. What it does mean is that I will make more conscious decisions about this sort of spending."
And I felt spoiled.
My thoughts took me back to a book I had read about a girl who grew up in a third world country. Hers was a poor family who could barely afford food. They ate the same, bland, cold, nasty, pasty, grain EVERY SINGLE DAY. Every meal ... unless, of course, they didn't have any, in which case, they went hungry.
But not with a great attitude.
I'm still working on that.