What you spend money on says what is important to you.
What a profound statement for reflection. Have you looked at your bills recently or around your home, your car, or your activities with a close eye recently? Are they congruent to what you value or not?
I thought about this statement for awhile today. Then I made my list (not comprehensive).
My Top Treasures:
Being home with my kids
Being present to my kids
Personal Balance & Empowerment/Spirituality
High Ethics & Social Justice
And even though I fall short on many of these categories, I'm just going to focus on one. I can honestly say with regret, that I have not been living as intentionally simple as I value deep down. Simplicity is something I treasure and it feeds me spiritually. When I am in line with my "treasures" I am a balanced person, a balanced mother.
Of course, now that I am taking the time to look, it motivates me to align my values with my wallet. Every time I let cheap plastic "crap" implode in my house (sometimes through no fault of my own that they arrived), I am making a personal statement. My children catch on to this statement. Is this what I want them to see as normal?
Ok before I go and feel guilty about this, I am going to take action to get back on track. This comes as a perfect time of the year (spring cleaning). While I'm at it, I can do a little deep cleaning in those neglected areas of the house. I'm not out for perfection, just intention to move in the direction I want to be moving.
What about your treasure chest? What's in there? Do your treasures need to be taken out and polished to shine?
Jen Starks, Owner