Where to start? Time? Money? Let’s take money. I am not a financial guru and I am not going to tell you how to spend your money. I will tell you that there were many years when I wasn’t sure if my kids would get to bring home their school pictures because of lack of funds. There were many meals where we ate “Ramen Again?” All this to say that when I look back on those days I can’t look to my check book and tell you how we did it. In fact if I looked to my check book there was always “NOT ENOUGH.”
I shared with cousin Donna one particularly pity party evening, “How am I going to make it?” her wisdom stopped me in my tracks. “I don’t go there, it is too dangerous.” That hit me like a ton of bricks. I am all about the pity party if you have read “Did Not See That Coming: Hope for the single parent” I was thrown a pity party and it changed my life. So cousin Donna saying don’t go there sort of pulled the rug out from under me. I looked out my window while on the phone with her and on the sill was the big black words BELIEVE!! That was my answer, my stronghold, that is where I would continue to get strength for one more day.
I choose that way of thinking. In the beginning it is hard, but as we take every thought captive and pay attention to what we are thinking, things will change. And really, what have you got to loose? Remember the story in the Bible about Jesus feeding the thousands with just a couple of loaves of bread and a few fish?
I dare you!!!