Just when I thought I could start to relax...ever feel that way?
That's how I felt today when the low pressure light came on in my car. A trip to the service department revealed a nail in my tire. To make it better, it is not in a place that can't be patched. So all my savings is going to buy a tire.
"I should just give up." "I'll never get a head." "Just my luck."
These are things I did not say. There was a "dawg gone it" moment. And there was apprehension as I waited to find out how much it would cost. But once I knew it was within my means, I could relax.
I am proud of myself for keeping perspective and not throwing it all in just because of this thing. While I am not ahead, I had the money I needed because I had been thrifty. It is a good feeling. Being able to cover what life brings me, that's the best feeling of all.
No matter what challenge you face today, put it in proper perspective. I could have said, "That's it, I'm buying what I want. What difference does it make." Instead I got home and posted items for sale to make up the cost.
This is a terrific feeling. Life happened, as it will, and I was prepared.
Life came knocking, and I invited it in and gave it bread.
Not gonna let this nail me down!