Paying bills is fun!
July 6, 2012 § 6 Comments
The quarterly municipal water and sewer bill arrived this week. While not my favorite kind of mail to receive, I do love working utilities, so I sat right down and paid it.
Since the bill arrives in postcard form, I had to supply an envelope for mailing the check. When I went to raid my stash of random plain envelopes (thrifted for pennies in anticipation of just this sort of postal moment), the first envelopes I saw in my stationary drawer were the ones I recently made from an old calendar.
And I thought, Why not? Maybe it will make the Utilities Commission’s mail opener smile.
It did cross my mind that this was an unusual idea and might be considered odd, but when I saw that I had an envelope made from an aerial shot of my town, I took it as a sign that it was a good unusual idea.
I went all out and tucked a note in my fancy bill-paying envelope:
Saying “thank you” makes the world a better place. Truly.
Love this post. I have created bill paying rituals and use the activity to focus on gratitude for my abundance, but this is even better.
Thank you, Barbara! What an excellent idea to use bill paying as a time to consciously appreciate what you have. If everyone took that approach, I bet we would be a more cheerful, less worried bunch of people.
What an inspiring thought. All I tend to focus on is making sure there’s enough money in the account to cover and relief when there is :-)
There’s nothing wrong with careful bookkeeping and being happy when the numbers work out in your favor! :) You can always add a third step to the process where you revel in having enough (even if it’s just enough) to keep your life running smoothly.
Love your posting ~ beautiful and so inspiring ~ much gratitude for sharing
Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it.