Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Perspective

Last night my MIL and I went to Costco to stock up for Thanksgiving and my family's visit and
E asked me to get our tires rotated--only to find out they needed replacing.

This is just another expense in a growing pile of them. We've spent about $800 on car repair in the last six months, and I got a ticket for coasting through a stop sign (UGH).

Money is becoming far more stressful than I imagined it being. I planned for some car repair, but not that much. We have an emergency fund, but it's pretty modest. It's so frustrating to take one step forward and one step back. It seems like every small financial victory is followed by defeat.

But last night, E put it all into perspective for me with one simple reminder.

We have more than we need--we can always survive on less than what we do now.
And what good does it do to worry and stress? Tomorrow money might be the least of our concerns.

2 comments:

MayLove said...

I think we all take what we have for granted at times, if not most of the time. It's hard to remember when things seem to be going so badly, that it could be so much worse. I'm the same way.

bekapaige said...

"tomorrow money might be the least of our concerns."

Thanks for that reminder

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