Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Money, Money, Money, Money

I just read a book about a mom with three kids who was homeless - they all lived in the car. She worked, waiting tables, trying to save up enough money to be able to afford a security deposit and first month's rent for an apartment, which she eventually does.

How dare I complain about money?

Yes, money is tight here, and we are currently living paycheck to paycheck. Yes, it's hard some months to pay the mortgage, and I need to budget very carefully to pay for the groceries. BUT I have a roof over my head. We have insurance. We are all wearing clothes and even have our own washing machine and dryer to keep them clean, and the electricty to run it.

I need to stop looking at the glass as half emtpy. At least we can afford the glass.

1 comment:

M-j said...

YOu know,
I just keep thinking about similar scenarios. How dare I complain about how tough my kids are? How dare I complain about my husband working 12 hour days? How dare I complain about not having money to buy new things. We have it better than I could ever have imagined.