Part of my life and the life of pretty much everyone around me is full of issues dealing with money. Some days we have in excess, but most days we are scrimping by and doing everything we can to make sure that the lights will stay on for our families.
There are many different ways one can go about helping their family. There are on line “jobs”, getting multiple jobs, going back to school to get a better degree, selling whatever isn’t needed or wanted anymore, taking financial courses, making budgets, etc. Unless the person/people that are dealing with the issue stay involved in the matter and don’t slack the success rate is much lower. Face it, we are Americans (lazy, think we deserve better, etc) and this poses a huge issue for us. We are trained from a young age to follow our dreams at any cost and do whatever makes you happy, but that isn’t always a good thing.
Believe me when I say that my husband and I do have huge dreams and hopes for our future children, but we will also have to balance the realism with them of our daughter becoming a princess and our son becoming an astronaut, not very likely. We want to put them into dance, music, art, sports, etc and grow their possible out comes for a future, but if one day they say they don’t want to do it anymore we will sit them down and talk through it with them and see if stopping really is the best answer or if they just got annoyed with something. Parenting is no where in the near future for us, but we do have characteristics that we are both working on because we want to raise children that are better than we are, there for we must also work on ourselves to better them. WE have a long way to go but one of the things we are working on right now is our finances and attacking them from many different directions. We want to be able to see most of our dreams come true is God wills and have a great life together.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”