Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Dollars and Sense!!!
I have decided that we in the Bush household are both rich and poor! We are poor in the "no money" sense but not in the 'dressing in clothes made from old curtains and eating cabbage soup' way. Charlie Bucket outranks us by miles!!! I know by the worlds standards we are certainly lower on the socio economic scale. We have to plan in advance for things like car rego, birthdays, weekends out, and new tyres like many people. We plan for these things and pray that nothing else pops up before that requires cash! We try and be careful with our petrol and things but we also want to make sure we enjoy life without worrying about money all the time. I know life without much money can certainly make things hard at times, but we know from our expereince that money DOES NOT buy happiness-it simply helps a little with the worries in life. We experience real happiness often in our house, without extra cash to splash around! We have time together as a family to relax and play together. We have takeout and hire DVDs. We dance to MTV (more laughing at Tony and Carter dancing). I think we are rich! We are rich in the sense we are happy and fulfilled in life. So even though we are a little poor financially.....I would consider us wealthy in the things that matter.