Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Character Challenge
This week was my main shopping week to buy most of our household and food supplies and I have been thinking up ways to stay within our budget for our family of ten since this is important to me. Most recently I've been reading a very indepth book on character which has challenged me in the areas of finances that I shared with my husband this morning and would like to share with you:
"Please answer the following questions: Would you rather have a $10,000 salary increase or the character to live on what you currently earn? Or possibly, would you like to develop the character to live on $10,000 less than what you currently earn? We seem to think the answer to our problem is to make more money. I wonder if the answer to our problem would be to develop more character."
Character indeed! I have been thinking about this all day about how I would be developing more character as I looked to even more ways to be frugal with what we have. Ladies, please share with the rest of us how you save to stay within your budget. I enjoy garage saling, thrift stores and trying more economical recipes. I think staying within our budgets can be a challenge for many woman but with some thoughtfulness and resourcefulness most situations are 'do-able'. When you think of how some people live in third world countries, with so little, we in America truly have an abundance. I will be looking at my cookbook tonight titled 'More With Less'. It features recipes from around the world of how people eat more simply and healthfully. I am hoping to find some treasures! Until then....
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