Yep that is my piggy bank:) cute huh.
My grandma used to say “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves” as a kid of 11, I was like OK grandma… But how wise she was!
A random question for you. If you saw say a currency note on the floor, value of 5,10,20 how many of you would pick that up? Would you pocket it?
As a child, my dad made me take a £20.00 note to the police station I found in a puddle.
Occasionally though money is found on the floor.. As to what you do with it next is your decision.
I’m wondering however, what if it is just a penny or 5p or similar, would you still pick it up? (I appreciate it would be different currency in another country)
If someone said to you to go and Pick some receipts off the floor they could be worth 30p each, plus it’s cleaning up your neighborhood would you do it? I’m thinking probably not but some might.
I’m presented by this kind of dilemma regularly.
On the one hand I’m praying God I want some money, Do prayers for money work? I need some, and then opportunities come along where I can get pence on maybe surveys or picking up receipts or finding the odd coin.
How many of these opportunities do you think I pass up? I will be honest a lot, and why? Because I think it’s not worth it.
Now here’s the thing, whether a believer in God the cosmos the universe, whatever or no faith, you may have muttered under your breath your need or want for money, just as I do quite frequently.
Now opportunities come my way where I can earn little or sometimes I do not even have to earn it, yet I pass them by. If I then pass the little things because I cannot be bothered or too much like hard work, then what chance do I have of getting the big bucks in.
Perhaps I might have a flutter on the lottery or have a bet thinking I might win big, but who really wins? You go in the store for a lottery ticket and you come out with groceries and then you don’t even win.. Do the math, does it add up to you?
I am not saying do not do those things but be aware of addictions or how much money you are spending if you are indeed fed up of being poor because let’s face it, this is a potential area of weakness for some right!
Regularly I tell myself “this week I’m going to win the lottery.” but of course I do not, but who knows.
Let me share with you though, that since starting this blog that: I have gone from zero saving to now I have 3 kinds of saving boxes. One for charity, one for my kids because they always want or need something and one for myself as I save for Christmas.
Every Christmas I seem to have no money to buy presents etc but I seem to find the money and then of course I’m in debt after. Each year I promise myself things will be different so this year I’m not only making a change I’m saving my change.
I always like the idea of giving to charity and again I give out of debt and money I can’t afford and being honest these charities have more money than me but I still give.
I do believe what goes around comes around and so where I am able I like to give and would like to give more.
I found a recent website that encouraged me to save pennies each day and it seems to be working. I have to warn you though there is a danger of dipping in to it if I need change for something. WARNING DO NOT DO THIS! Get out of the habit.
I am working hard at changing my mindset as well about pennies and valuing any kind of money whatever the opportunity (within reason)
Today if you are feeling fed up of being poor, let me encourage you to
“Get the change save the change.” Steven Alexander 2018
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