Jump Start Jan 2016: Tenner Week Day 7

Tenner Week Penny Golightly Jan 2016 Day 7

It’s the last day of this Tenner Week challenge – are you managing to get by on a budget of £10? Today’s activity is to commit a random act of kindness.

You don’t need to make any grand gestures today. Unless, of course. you’re a grand gestures kind of person, in which case go right on ahead.

Random acts of kindness can be very small, but they can also make a big difference.

Some ideas to try today:

  • Pick up some litter in your neighbourhood
  • Pay someone a genuine compliment
  • Check in on an elderly neighbour during the cold weather
  • Shovel some snow off the pavement
  • Sign a petition or write to your MP
  • Pledge to support a campaign
  • Take a few things to a food bank or charity shop
  • Chase after someone who’s left their mobile phone behind
  • Drop something off at a lost property box or office
  • Hold a door open for someone who’s struggling

Even a smile or a quick hug can have a real effect on someone who’s having a bad day. So…get random!

What’s happening here?

I managed another no-spend day yesterday, although I did make the stupid mistake of doing some window shopping in the tail end of the sales. Better avoid that today because the temptation was almost too much. I’ll read a book instead, always helps to take your mind off things.

As today is the last day, I might treat myself to a coffee or a bar of chocolate to mark the end of a busy Tenner Week. The leftover change can go into a charity box somewhere at the weekend. I also have 1 hour and 25 minutes of screen time left out of my TV Diet ration too, so I think it might be time for some trashy telly later.

Total TV watched so far: 2 hours 35 minutes

Total spent so far: £6.95

How’s your budget looking on the last day of Tenner Week? Can you last the whole seven days without going over budget?

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  1. At the charity shop yesterday one of the other volunteers was talking about wanting some wild flower seeds and a soil sieve thingamy, but she had no way of getting to the garden centre. This morning I took her some seeds and a sieve as we had spares.

  2. Going to do a tally up. But think I’ve kept to my £30 budget, even using some of it on hubby.

    Had to buy a children’s birthday present for this weekend, could have waited til tomorrow but with the cold weather don’t want to go out (school run only).

  3. Hi Thrift Deluxe – what a lovely idea. Hope she was a happy volunteer this morning.

    Hello Vicky – money spent on kids doesn’t count, you’re in the clear 🙂

  4. Hi there,

    Dear Pennygolightly, no news since ages, what’s up next after the Tenner Week ?

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