51 Things To Be Grateful For When You Have No Money

Recently I wrote about re-wiring your brain for wealth. If your financial situation is presently bleak, nothing is going to change unless you start seeing your current situation differently.

Only when you change your perception of now, and what it means to you, can things truly change. Only when you become truly grateful for the amazing abundance you have right now, despite the lack of money, will you allow even more good stuff to enter your life.

Change your reality. How do you do that? By being present and mindful of this moment. When you become in-tune with now, and grateful for now, beautiful things begin to happen.

So if you’re not doing well financially, and you’d like your situation to change, part of the process of re-wiring your brain is writing down all the benefits this current paradigm has given you. Here are 51 true, (and some humorous) things that you could be grateful for, as a result of not having money.

  1. You no longer look at free samples in the post as annoying. 😆
  2. You learn neat ways to save money.
  3. You walk more and use your car less, therefore you become more healthy
  4. Walking doesn’t damage the environment.
  5. When driving, you drive more economically and help the environment some more.
  6. You find out who your true friends are.
  7. You become a cheap date. 😛
  8. You start to appreciate the smaller things.
  9. You can make things last longer.
  10. Your car lasts longer when you use it less.
  11. You find free ways of having fun.
  12. On a bus or train, you can get things done, you can’t while driving.
  13. You become more humble.
  14. Haggling becomes second nature.
  15. You lose weight as you don’t eat as much.
  16. You smile more.
  17. You tend to sweat the small things less.
  18. You learn to appreciate what, those less fortunate than you, go through.
  19. You become better at spotting bargains.
  20. Being a master budget maker becomes second nature.
  21. You learn to value every last penny.
  22. You become less frivolous.
  23. When you do get money you save or invest it sensibly.
  24. You appreciate your friends and what they do much more.
  25. You become more creative about how to have a good time.
  26. You use your imagination much more.
  27. You see value in the old things you own.
  28. People appreciate you, and the small things you do more. (Because they know it comes from the goodness of your heart)
  29. You stop wasting money on things you don’t need.
  30. Every kind gesture really touches you.
  31. You give your friends the opportunity to show how much they care.
  32. You spend more time at home with your family.
  33. You learn so much more about yourself.
  34. Re-runs of Friends on TV.
  35. Finding that mystery fiver in a pocket becomes a huge event.
  36. You finally change that foreign currency you’ve been hoarding.
  37. You learn to have a good time anywhere.
  38. Frustration can be a great motivator.
  39. The task of making money improves your problem solving skills
  40. You find out if your spouse is just truly after your money. 😆
  41. When some money comes to you, no matter how small, it’s like you’ve won the lottery.
  42. No one ever asks you for money. 😀
  43. Your spouse won’t expect extravagant gifts on special occasions. Heh!
  44. You can blag free stuff. (And sometimes it even works!)
  45. You become creative with your sandwich fillings.
  46. You start to actually watch movies in your DVD collection instead of going to the movies.
  47. You buy smaller portions of food and therefore consume less calories.
  48. The 10 second rule no longer bothers you.
  49. You learn not to waste things.
  50. You become more tight. (What? That can be a good thing)
  51. Any job, or business opportunity becomes a godsend.

Are you struggling right now? Ask yourself, what has been the greatest gift of all as a result of this experience?

21 Responses

  1. Roman Soluk says:

    Such a great list! Nice to see this here on your blog Amit! Great job!

  2. Kimbundance says:

    These are nice tips. Sometimes its the small things in life that truly bring a smile to our faces, and these are good reminders to be grateful for them.

  3. R says:

    hey! Cool article. I like all points mentioned in this article because i am currently saving at the moment. i liked points 7, 23, 27, 29, 33, 38, 49, 50, 51, 46, and point 34 is the best!! 🙂 I think pretty much all of them relate to me! so it must be a good thing! 😛

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hey R, hehe glad you enjoyed that one. It’s true isn’t it, there are always blessings and it’s just about looking for where you have been blessed. I’m so glad you enjoyed all these points and could relate too, you’re my proof that I occasionally talk some sense! 😀

  4. Christine Samson says:

    Hi Amit! I can relate to this blog. It is when things get tough financially that one truly appreciates the simple and free things in life.

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