Waste not, want not…

My first thought this morning was more of a question. When the lord is working on me, heavily pervasive thoughts usually enter my mind.

This morning the idea of “waste not want not” stayed with me throughout the day. It’s one of the mantras I’ve been holding in the back of my mind for quite some time now.

The question of How much is enough? Was my second thought — How much money is enough to waste? Almost instantly I realized I am loosing money by wasting it on things I don’t need every day.

Don’t get me wrong, I knew this before, but today, it pinched my brain so much that I had to give it some thorough attention.

Some say that wealth and riches is a state of mind, a lifestyle. The fact is most things that exist in life are. We lose ourselves daily when we compromise our beliefs and values in exchange for material things. It’s called “Keeping up with the Kardashian’s”.

Here’s the challenge from me to you for the year…. I call it the:

#ATLmoneyChallenge

Think of an amount of money that you spend in a day without giving any thought. Have that amount automatically transferred to a savings account daily before you spend it. Next calculate that amount by 365 days in a year. The total amount is the amount you will have saved in a year if you complete the challenge. If 365 days is too long try 90 days first.

If you succeed take that money and put it in a money market or CD account and the start all over again.

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