"As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own."
---Margaret Meade

The secret to any successful relationship is not only to value a person but to consistently let them know you value them. Human nature has a hunger to be appreciated. Feed that hunger by offering sincere appreciation whenever the opportunity arises. Take a moment to ponder just how valuable the people in your life are to you. Treat them with the dignity they deserve and show them they are valued....
....Remember to tell others that you appreciate them. If someone has helped you in any way (the person at the market, your husband, wife, child) thank them and tell them specifically "I appreciate your help." Appreciation is food for the soul.
People are the most wondrous creations....each individual is unique and has a right to be treated as such. Everyone enjoys being greeted by name and given special treatment of some kind, however small the gesture.
Taken from Frugal Luxuries, by Tracey McBride, Bantam Books, 1997.

The original "FRUGAL LUXURIES" ~ Based on the books by Tracey McBride ~ Established 1993

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"FRUGAL LUXURIES: Simple Pleasures to Enhance Your Life and Comfort Your Soul" was written by Tracey McBride and published by Bantam Books, NY, in 1997. It was the first of its genre to synergize the elements of simplicity, frugality and gracious living.

After more than a decade, FRUGAL LUXURIES has never been out of print and is now more relevant than ever.

"It's our hope that a new generation, faced with a teetering economy, will also find this information helpful and enlightening."

Sending Good Thought to Our Special Band of Kind and Kindred Souls!

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