As “frugal bloggers” we often write about money. How important it is to earn it, to save it. But I think it is important that we do not “worship it.” I just wanted to write a short little list of things I want to consider in my everyday life, in terms of what I have at times given up for “money” or a “Stable job.”
1. Put work ahead of our families.
2. Taken on clients or work we know in our hearts we shouldn’t have.
3. Put work or attaining money above our health.
4. Been less than honest about a mistake with a boss/supervisor.
5. Been phony nice to people we actually do not particularly care for, or held our tongue at something that we found morally objectionable or simply “not right” when we otherwise would have spoken out.
6. Accepted disrespectful treatment from others that we would never normally tolerate, not even from our spouses.
7. Put off our dreams or trying something we are passionate about.
8. Come home in a bad mood and stay that way from the time we get home until the time we go to bed, and oftentimes, take that bad mood out on our families/loved ones.
9. Stayed in a job/marriage and/or other situation we otherwise would not.
10. Stepped on someone else or put someone else down in order to try and get ahead.
Anybody got any I missed?
What can we do about it?
By the way, check out Mrs. BP’s Guest Post over at Moms Plans on 5 Ways to Entertain Your Kids on a Rainy/Snowy Day.
10 Good Things We Have All Done for no Money
1. Been a parent or caregiver.
2. Been a true friend.
3. Owned a pet, taken care of a tree, etc.
4. Given money to charity.
5. Been a mentor to another individual eager to learn.
6. Been a good neighbor by shoveling an elderly neighbors snow, etc.
7. Shown compassion to a stranger who is down on their luck.
8. Taken part in something we do not enjoy to please a loved one or friend.
9. Attempted to improve ourselves every day, in some way, shape or form.
10. Kept a secret or an important promise to somebody else who was counting on us.