Because of circumstances beyond our control, we are really tight this month.
Like any circumstance, I can choose to look at this time as an inconvenience or a blessing.
Of course, my natural self wants to view this time as an inconvenience, but with just a touch of curiosity and ingenuity, it becomes a blessing of a time as I lose focus on myself and start seeing what a great opportunity I’ve been given to make some needed changes:
Over the years, I’ve wanted to start baking bread regularly, but it was just too convenient to grab a loaf at the grocery store…
….but now that I don’t have a choice, I’m finding that bread baking really can fit into a busy day, and it can be easily done with the right attitude and a bit of organization.
I’ve been wishing that we ate healthy all the time, not just some of the time, but it was too easy to just grab fast food or convenience items because they were, well, convenient…
….but now that I can’t afford fast food and convenience items, I’m able to start our entire family on a crash diet of healthy eating. And everyone is surprising me by loving it!
I’ve been wanting to try new recipes, but I kept falling into the same old rut of cooking the same things every day…
….but now that I have to watch our money, I am cooking more from scratch, and I am trying out new recipes to keep our menu interesting.
I’ve wished that I had a meal plan, but since money wasn’t a concern, I would just buy whatever groceries I wanted and we’d eat them whenever we wanted….
….but now that I need to watch that our food stretches for the week, I have had to make menu plans. It is nice knowing what I am cooking ahead of time, as this helps me with time management.
It is when you have little that you realize you have quite a lot of something.