You Can Change How and What You Spend
This is the time of year we think of traditions but we also think about changes and motivations for the new year that approaches. Money is an important resource and the way you spend it will significantly affect the results you get in life. It’s easy to fall into a trap of consumerism. So think when you shop – I want to spend my money to invest in your future or the future of those you love. Or bless someone in need and share that with a co-worker, friend, or relative. There is a enough cheap kitch out there – don’t add to it.
Here are some action items:
- Buy books – or download books (even used books are a good investment)
- Attend seminar – or give one as a gift
- Audit a class at a local community college
- Donate food to a shelter or food pantry
- Adopt a child or family through a house of worship
- Buy gifts such as a “water-well” or “goat” for a third world family
- Think that you are improving yourself while improving others
- share some of your own ideas
One last thing today, December 7th – remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Pearl Harbor. There are not many left alive. Yet, the men and women in uniform today daily offer themselves to protect our freedom. Let’s honor them by making every effort to improve our world and not live selfishly.