I've been reading some money books + it's sort of like diet books...we already know what it really takes...spending less than we earn + saving some of it. The trouble comes in with expectations + comparison + patience + restraint + values. This is where I plan on taking myself up a notch or three.
My values involve living simply + well (as determined by circumstances + Mr. Tribe + me).
I expect our income to provide our family of four with a home, food, clothing, transportation, education, + generosity.
I aspire to compare myself only to what I believe God asks of me.
I want to have the patience to wait for extras.
I want the restraint to know + be content with "enough".
Over the next couple of weeks, I'll dive a bit deeper into what this means for our family + what specific commitments I'm (fearfully) making. Eek. Here we go.