Things I love Thursday - Feeling Rich

Notice I said feeling rich, which is a lot different than being rich. Better. Much better.

We just returned from a picnic in the park. This has become our Thursday routine - meeting Daddy for lunch at a park. Even though we have lunch with him at home nearly every day, eating lunch out just makes it more special some how. Plus, Daddy loves an excuse to ride his motorcycle.

Besides loving my family, I also reflected on how rich I feel. So for this things I love Thursday, I want to share with you my top ten.

Top Ten Ways I can feel Rich without Actually Being Rich

1. We actually have a budget that we can live within
2. We live debt free
3. We have extremely generous families
4. We live in a small house in a small town that is paid for
5. We have the best neighbors ever
6. We are easy to entertain. Is it no wonder that many classic American games were invented during the Great Depression?
7. We have cheap friends.
8. We buy museum passes. And we go all the time (did I mention we were easy to entertain?)
9. We only need one car. The only out of home wage earner walks to work ( I mentioned small town already didn't I?)
10. We give Tithe. Something about giving away stuff that makes you feel like you have more than you need.

What does this teach my kids about money?
Being rich is a state of mind. They are so busy doing fun things, that they do not have the time to stop and wish for more. These kids would feel poor, if they thought that they were missing out, but since we feel rich, they feel rich. So I want my kids to learn that you don't need money to feel rich.

What makes you feel rich?

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  1. Absolutely. Livin' like no one else so you can live like no one else. The only way to go!!

  2. Excellent! Thank you for keeping us thinking.

    Sam X Renick
    The It's a Habit! Company, Inc.
    Award Winning Financial Education Since 2001

  3. This is a fantastic perspective on life and money. More families are taking this approach as they realize they are not fulfilled by chasing the "rainbow". Awesome blog posts.