Monday, March 28, 2016
A Dollar Given
"The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any." - Katharine Whitehorn
Over the past few days we have been assisting our kids with their vehicle issue.
It can be difficult when in school or starting out on your own to maintain good reliable transportation. It is not much and believe me the cars are not the most current or the nicest wheels to have. But what they have is transportation and gives them the freedom to get to school and work as needed.
The interesting thing is I feel a need to develop and grow a money tree. It is not that I believe my kids think money grows on a tree. It is that I wish I had a money tree in the back yard to pick from which would make things so much easier.
My wish for a money tree is certainly not unique.
Each of us would love to have one of our very own. But since there is no such thing as a money tree, it means we need to be wise about our money. If I am diligent and smart about things, I will end up at a point in which the money is working for me instead of me working for money.
Many good books to learn how to handle money.
What I have found is simple common sense seems to work. I do not allow money to become the object of my desire. I understand that money can help me do for others. Just collecting and hoarding money will not fulfill my life.
What fulfills my life is the ability to help others.
We all wish we had more money in our lives. I wish the same thing but I wish it only so that more can be done for others. I sometimes think of myself as a poor mans philanthropist. But would I make a good rich mans philanthropist? I hope so and am willing to try.
Until that happens I will keep doing what I am doing with what I have.
I will continue to write my blog. I will continue to write books. If I earn anything, that money gets turned around to help others in small ways which can make a big difference in peoples lives.
You can do the same thing.
Look to donate money, items or take a few extra dollars earned to help someone out. You will be surprised by how good you feel and the return in unmeasured ways you will reap over time. It is in the giving that will yield more for you life then you could ever imagine.
Stay inspired my friends!