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Monday, September 26, 2011

spent...

I just read the best article...one that made me super uncomfortable, thinking about all of the times when we didn't know how we would make ends meet, scary times when HUGE bills came...and yet, it somehow all worked out...but for some people that is their DAILY reality...some people would dream of living in a house like mine, or even having the credit to get a car loan for a car or cars like mine...
I remember helping this woman to rush to get in line at the homeless shelter in Denver because the temperature would most definitely drop that winter night...and then going home to my warm little cottage, turning on the fire, then curling up under piles of blankets...
I'll do the same tonight.  i sit comfortably on my cozy couch with dozens of candles in my favorite scent (Yankee home sweet home) lit...I rationed these expensive candles out...just as I've rationed my expensive mascara out so that I could make two more long trips to the Dr this month...and so I could add a fun class to my schedule...I rationed a few things out so that my kids could add some new activities to their extra-curriculars...those two are snuggled in their own beds in their own rooms...they will wake to a warm breakfast and a car to drive them to school.  We have a good job with good benefits, we have playrooms and creative spaces in our house and a nice little fenced cookie cutter yard...
how selfishly I live...yes, we DO have to be very very frugal, we have to live very simply...the Mr. and I find creative ways to clothe ourselves and we may go without but our kids, our kids have never.  WE are SO spoiled and SO very very rich, we really do want for nothing when you consider how much so many others in our very own country are suffering...like the mama in the following story, read the article I just read...and then click on this link: your last $1000 I ran out of money on day 10. 

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