January 22: “The Prosperity of Living”

simplicity_sig_by_yuna2luna“There is a prosperity of living which is quite as important as prosperity of the pocketbook.  Where we were specialists in spending, we are becoming specialists in living.”  Ladies Home Journal, October 1932

Many of us are living in times that are much leaner than any we have experienced in the past.  It can be scary.  The gratitude journal can be one great way to avoid losing sight of all of the blessings you still have in your life.  Living in the moment and having faith that God will provide for our needs is another way to keep from letting financial worries control your day-to-day life.

“Like pioneers on the trail, we will learn to live by our own lights and the stars of heaven, for that is all we need.  There is no obstacle that true grit and Amazing Grace cannot overcome.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach

I am grateful that my husband and I have been given the opportunity to learn about the prosperity of living with an empty pocketbook.  Don’t get me wrong, it can be very difficult at times,  but I believe that it has brought us closer and that we have both grown spiritually and learned to appreciate the simple things in life in a much fuller way.  There are many valuable lessons that have come from the financial challenges we have faced, and we wouldn’t be who we are today without them.

How have these times changed your life?