I love to post Frugal Friday tips, and have so many options for this week.

I found great deals on meat and chicken – fully cooked Garlic Herb whole fryer chickens marked down to $1.99 from $6.99. I bought four of them, and shredded the meat into baggies.
My meat man then marked down 2 Filet Mignon steaks from $11.95 to $3.03 each – making my day by saying,
“for you….I’ll give you a great deal.”
Not to mention, my weekly coupon savings where my grand total went from $120 to $35.
All my coupons lined up perfectly.
It was one of my best weeks ever….and I was SO excited ( I won’t bore you with the picture, but I do have the proof :).
But I realized this week that my best frugal tip was found in the form of a doting daddy who filled the love tank of his daughter.

My 9 year old daughter responds to Words of Affirmation (as outlined in this amazing book,The Five Love Languages of Children),
especially from the #1 man in her life.
My hubby coached her basketball team, and instead of just handing her the team picture along with the rest of the other team members, he taped it to her headboard with the precious note above.

It signified to me the power of encouraging words.
Encouragement is a gift that requires no money, takes minimal time, and nothing fancy is required.
Yet the rewards it reaps in relationships, alongside the realization of everlasting value is priceless.

The whole tone of a loved one’s heart and attitude is transformed by simply uttering a few words.

My husband whispered to me as we watched her blossom,
“I think her love tank is full.”

Have you filled your child’s love tank lately, or that of a loved one?
It only takes a minute – literally, and the drink they will guzzle quenches many a drought.

P.S. As my teen age boys read this over my shoulder, they started mocking me by hugging each other, and then hurling insults with screaming in the back ground.
Yep, always a little bedlam mixed with the beauty. πŸ™‚


β€œOne word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.”

St Teresa of Lisieux


β€œCorrection does much, but encouragement does more.”

Johann Wolfgang Goethe