I was out to dinner with my bff, our big brother and sis and her parents #FamilyTime and papa bff began talking about money. He said we are all so concerned about making more money. He said one day he took a step back and realized that he made enough money, but what he should be more concerned with is how to KEEP his own money.
He said everyone from the government to for-profit companies are trying to get MORE of our money. As a marketer, I know this is true. We're here to make money... even if it's for the better good of the world at the end of the day, someone has to pay for it.
So after hearing this nugget of wisdom, it occurred to me that I, too, need to make a choice to keep more of my own money in my own pocket (or bank account or wherever). Whether that means giving more to charity for those young tax breaks (oh, I know it's not just me) or remixing my closet instead of frequenting the freakum dress superstore EVERY.WEEKEND, something needs to change if I want to be wealthy (which to me means leaving money for my kids). The Bible talks about leaving an inheritance as well, so this isn't just being greedy. This is the Word.
Also, completely unrelated mama bff agreed with everything papa bff said that night. I don't know if it's 30+ years of marriage, if she REALLY agrees with him or if she just likes peace in her home, but not presenting an opposing viewpoint (if only for the sake of conversation) is foreign to me. It was a joy to watch and I learned a lot that night.
More on this tomorrow.