I’m a very rich woman.
I don’t have a lot of money. I DO have people in my life you love me and accept my love. I live in a place that feeds my spirit and soul. I do have faith that I’m not in control of the universe. And I take the opportunity to laugh out loud and cry a little every day.
It seems that one of the blessings of this challenging economy is that many of us have taken the opportunity to shift our frame of reference about money. I sure have.
Not a day goes by that I don’t hear from someone about the ‘great deal’ they recently got. People seem to be talking more about how happy they are with what they have rather than whining about what they don’t have.
People also seem to be making much more conscious choices about money these days. LOVE THAT! The other day, someone asked me to tell them the three biggest changes I’ve made in my life regarding money. It was tough to narrow it down to just three. So I picked my top three:
1. I don’t spend money on things I don’t need. And even if I THINK I need it – I ask myself three times before I buy anything. Yep, this makes grocery shopping an adventure.
2. I don’t bring anything into my home without taking out something in exchange. I call this my “if-then” strategy – if I take this then I’ll release that. Yep, even peanut butter.
3. I’ve started spending my change. I know a lot of people put all of their change in a jar and then spend it on something at year-end. I’m finding that spending my change helps me stop and literally witness how money adds up. I’ve committed to trying this for a year. I’ll let ya know how it goes.
So how about you? What kind of financial changes are you making in your life these days?