I was talking to a friend yesterday about not spending money that we don't have to spend.
When I got to HEB and I really want to buy a new lipgloss when I already have 10.
Or....when I want to buy the kids their Valentine's cards on December 31st....
Or..... like the time that I went to Target to buy socks and saw a really cute bathing suit for Madi. In January.
Now, I didn't buy the bathing suit, but why the heck do they have to put that stuff out yet??
Because there are suckers like me.
I used to be REALLY bad at this. Sometimes I like to buy a magazine at HEB and that's okay. No harm done. However, I have really forced myself to stop buying things I don't actually need.
Also, I have been talking about how I want to move to a bigger house. We don't actually HAVE to, but I find myself getting annoyed with our home and critical. When in reality, I actually like our home.
Since I've been running, I have grown increasingly thankful for our neighborhood and I really like the we are getting to know our neighbors (and that they are coming to church with us!) God has us here for a reason. Remembering things like that helps me to get focused.
Is that another part of this change thing in me?