How Investing in Small Luxuries Gave This Caregiver a Life-changing Boost
“I realized that I always deserve to treat myself — no matter what I am going through.”
By Elaine Lipworth,Content Writer at Thrive Global
For this Money Microstep Challenge series, we challenged Thrive staffers to test some financial Microsteps — small, science-backed actions you can start taking immediately to build habits that significantly improve your life — and write about their experiences. The result? Some very honest and encouraging reflections, like this one.
Treating others — and supporting businesses I care about — feels just as good.
Our 21- and 25-year-old daughters are at home with us, helping to take care of their dad while also working remotely. Spending money on them — whether it’s a new duvet cover and sheets or some beauty products — always brings me joy. I’ve also been buying small presents for Stephen’s caregivers, and friends who’ve been so supportive recently.
Lately, however, motivated by everything going on in the world, I’ve been more discerning about how and where I’m spending my money. There are so many fantasticBlack-owned businessesI am discovering, like theHarlem Candle Company.