The sin of the desert is knowing where the water is and not telling anyone.

Friend, we have talked about so many things.  Just about everything.  I knew that our friendship had taken on new meaning when we started to talk about money. And then yesterday, I took a guess at what I thought was one of your money methods, and you told me that I was correct-that you have these pots of money-not real ones, but these designations-so that you can keep track of goals, dreams, etc. I surmised that you could probably pull from one pot and take care of many debts, but that you are committed to not taking from one goal, just to pay another one off.  All things in due time.

But here I am telling your business. Let me share some of mine.  I have been intrigued with being a good steward and using money wisely for quite some time now.  I’m always doing math in my head, and then writing it down.  Lots of scraps of paper and tallies are on my desk.  And it’s nothing for me to do it all again just ten minutes later.  Somehow I feel better with a fresh scrap or pad and adding or subtracting all over again. I am a practical person-I love little tips and tricks for saving. Yet, I have to say that I have not taken a trip that I have saved up for. I really want to go this.  Even when we go to Paris. Financially, I am not ready yet.  Not even close. I have been hesitant to tell you, because I didn’t want to disappoint you.  I definitely want to go, but I would be a liar to say that I have a pot of money that is earmarked for Paris With Our Daughters. So now it’s out there. But I have hope.  It’s not too late.  I’ve already got a pickle jar that someone gave me, and I washed it out and it is all ready.  And your goddaughter has a special envelope with Trips written on it.  She has 80 cents in there.  Never mind that her envelope for Toys has $2.00.  🙂

So this is a beginning. Shall we move forward?

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