I got my paycheck yesterday and then paid out rent and a few other bills and now have almost nothing until next payday which isnt for two weeks. Money has been really tight since I left my childrens father a year ago. He is ordered to pay child support but doesnt. I was letting myself get really stressed about it but then I started thinking. My rent is paid, my heat is on and my pantry and fridge are full. My kids have what they need. We may not be able to have what we want but we are more blessed then many others. And then I started thinking about what really matters. What really makes me happy? And not one thing has anything to do with money. The things that I am looking forward to most today is getting to see my boyfriend tonight and getting to sleep in late with him tomorrow morning. And I get to spend three whole days just playing with my kids before work and school starts again. Those are the things that matter to me. Just thought it might help someone else who was in the same situation.