Saturday, July 07, 2012
Reading "Living the Savvy Life"
Living savvy is not about being cheap, its about thinking purchases through and deciding seriously what is important to you. Some folks have travel dreams and never realize that all those things that jump into the cart that you really don't need, could have been passed by, money saved, and that special trip a reality in no time at all.
Our children never realized just how poor we were when they were growing up because we spend our money on the things that were important to the family, to them, rather than on things like a total makeover of the kitchen or a new car. They didn't care what the counter tops were made of or what the washing machine looked like. They wanted farm animals and a pony to ride. They didn't care if the refrigerator was not the most modern color. They liked having parents that were not burdened down with worry over needless debt. They enjoyed having parents that didn't fight about money like so many of their friends had. When our grandchildren come to visit, they like that we have made toys for them and that its a house that is filled with love. They have never said, "your kitchen is so outdated Grammie" or asked, "Why don't you have a better car? " They only say, "We want to stay longer Grammie and can we come back again tomorrow ?"
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...