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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Money and other random thoughts...

I really hate money. Yes, its true. You may not have guessed that from the way I used to spend it, or talk like I would like to spend it, but it really is a thorn in my side (or foot, or however that little random saying goes). It can cause a lot of problems in marriages and friendships and is one of (if not THE) leading factors in divorces today. I am in Financial Peace University at my church right now (which is a wonderful, WONDERFUL thing) and it has really helped me to not spend all of my money on the wrong things and to be better at saving. Dave Ramsey is a smart man and really knows what he is talking about. I challenge those of you who are not always great with your finances to look into this, it seriously is amazing. But I hate money because we have let it run out lives. We have to have everything now, we are not a patient nation. Its just sad. This could also lead me into other topics of living a healthy life but I won't go there today because I want this to be a short post (stop laughing). Because we are so impatient and can't wait to save money for a house or a car or some other big purchase we get those lovely little plastic cards that we have so lovelingly named credit cards. These are terrible becuase we rack up credit which puts us in debt and that is an absolutly horrible place to be, speaking from experience. I guess my beef with money isn't really with money though, its me. I let money get to me. I worry about how much money I'm going to make and think about where it all has to go before there is any left for me at the end of the day. I'm the one that causes myself to stress about it. As Christians money shouldn't be a worry (well, nothing should be) because we know the Lord will provide for us. I suppose this is something that I just have to work on giving to the Lord and know that he will provide for my every need. I may not be able to get that new outfit right now or get my hair done the way I want it right now but I have food on the table and a roof over my head. The Lord is good! It just takes some ranting to remember that.

Blah blah blah, sorry if this post was boring and totally all over the place but I had to get that out. A money issue was brought to my attention yesterday (not in my personal finances but one that is close to me and slightly affects me) so this has been on my mind and I had to get it out. I hope I haven't bored you too much. Whew, I do feel better though. Thanks for listening.

Now I'm going to leave you with my three wishes (I stole this from my friend Lindsy who stole it from her friend):
  1. I wish I could break the world record on the shortest marathon run. Since I look at wishes as things that will never happen I had to make this since I know I will never ever be able to do that. Running a marathon is something I would love to do some day but not ready to do just yet. I know I could do it if I ran and walked but I want to run the whole thing (in a decent time).
  2. I would love to walk on the moon. That is kind of random and just came to me as I was sitting here typing. It would be so cool to be in space and see the earth from far away. I couldn't even imagine being that far away from the earth and in a whole nother place.
  3. Be content with myself; with my body, my relationships, everything.

Those are my wishes. Anyone want to share what their wishes would be? If you do and you have a blog, please post it. If you don't have a blog just leave a lovely comment.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Love you all!


1 comment:

Sean said...

Hey Tabitha...

I'm glad you're in FPU... I took it last time around and the results have been amazing. Good life lessons there.
I don't get to watch a lot of TV (and I'm actually kind of happy about that) but I like Malcolm in the Middle. Everybody Loves Raymond is another one that I like... I'll have to think about the wish thing. Maybe I'll do a post on it... Have a great day...