11/2/13

Little Ways to Save: What We Have is Enough

This morning my good photographer friend took some family photos of us.

As our set date approached suddenly everything my family had to wear was not good enough. I had to fight the urge to run out and impulse buy new outfits for the whole family.

I talked myself down:

You are so blessed to have a sweet family that you want to photograph. You are fortunate enough to have clothes. This does not have to be perfect. This is for you. There is no one to impress.

Thursday afternoon, I laid out our clothes on my bed and took pictures to see how the clothes would photograph. I reached a place of peace. I decided that what we have is enough. More than enough. 

 

There are countless times I have wasted money out of a place of discontentment, thinking I need to buy something new. How easily we convince ourselves that we need an upgrade. More times that not, what we have is enough.

I have learned that contentment will save me money like nothing else.

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While we're on the topic of what to wear for family photos, here is a great post that my other photography friend, Emily, wrote about What to Wear: Fall Edition.

Her advice was extremely helpful. I loved how she encouraged colorful prints. Otherwise, I would have never picked out that print dress that Laurie wore. It looked great in the photos.

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I'm attempting to start a little series of ways I have learned to save money. I hope you can relate and I hope you find these posts helpful. I'm deeply passionate about personal finance and I would love to share some of the things I have learned over the years. So stay tuned....

5 comments:

  1. I'm anxious to see the photos!!

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  2. What you say is so true! I just went through this myself!

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  3. I can't wait to see the pics. I know they'll be just darling. Loved seeing you for a second, too! What y'all were wearing looked great. I love that you utilized what your fam already had hanging in their closets. In 30 years, you'll look at those pics and remember this (wonderfully blessed) season of life. :)

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  4. That is SO true. I just did that and didn't even realize! I HAVE to start saving more money for our family and I really feel kind if lost about it all. I'm so excited you will be sharing tips on that!

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  5. You are so right!! Thanks for sharing!

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