I love paying bills and look forward to each new one that comes in the mail. Seriously.
When I tell people this, it’s usually greeted by eye rolls or an I-don’t-think-this-boy’s-right-in-the-head look.
But really, I DO like paying my bills. And the reason is simple… the quicker I pay off that month’s bills, the sooner I’ll know how much money I will have left over for myself.
In Rhonda Byrne’s book and video, The Secret, one of the speakers mentions how he loves getting bills because with each bill he also envisions getting checks in the mail, too, and now he gets checks in the mail. (I don’t know if I’ve successfully nailed that last part but I did try)
Maybe for me it’s more Zen than Secret. I work hard to budget for known expenses and I never go crazy with spending. And at the end of the day, knowing how much is left over to use for the rest of the month makes me feel good. Maybe I can then buy that extra bottle of wine, or take Ms. GMMW out for a nice dinner, or just stick it away for the future.
And that’s better than dreading the mailbox, isn’t it?