Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Attitude of Plenty

All of us are facing some pretty difficult times these days. In my family, we have made adjustments to stay afloat. Here is a strategy to mentally cope with the changes we are all dealing with...

Play a "trick" on your brain. The strategy is very simple but effective. It starts with giving away some of your money. This sounds crazy in these economic times but once your brain is fooled into thinking you have more than enough, a new attitude develops.

There is a story in the Bible of a woman that is starving to death. When Jesus meets her, the first thing He asks for is some food to eat. The woman tells Jesus that she will share her last morsels of food with Him and her son, and then they will starve to death. The woman is rewarded with her willingness to share and lives a long and prosperous life.

Living on a budget is not easy. Changing your attitude towards money is even more difficult. Watch what happens to your life when your brain believes that you have plenty. All you need to do with your money is spend some, save some and share some. Why not give it a try?

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