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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Spend Less | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 13

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I didn’t spend any money yesterday, not at a store and not online.

It was a conscious decision, though I almost forgot. Twice. C.C. and I were on our way back from a romp in the park with Beaumont the Sheepadoodle and I almost suggested we stop to grab a favourite coffee. I refrained, just in time.

Later, I was online, looking at some new art supplies and almost clicked. And then I remembered, just in time.

I had chosen to make yesterday my “I will not spend money today, day.” I made myself a latte at home later and the supplies will still be there today, tomorrow, next week, If I truly need them (and given I have a studio full of supplies it is debatable).

We live in a world driven by consumerism. Opportunities to purchase, acquire, get stuff, abound. On TV ads, all over the Internet, on billboards, in magazines. No matter where we look, someone is attempting to cajole us into spending money, to adding to the horde of stuff we already have just so we can have the latest, greatest, biggest, bestest stuff on the block.

Give yourself the grace of a ‘spend-free’ day. Practice choosing not to consume. Build it into your weekly habit and let not spending be part of your consciousness rising full of grace.

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Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

7 thoughts on “Spend Less | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 13

  1. ouch! … you hurt me. I’m the economy, I need your money. I’m in need of health care, social services, the fireman, the policeman, the forest ranger. I need roads, schools and hospitals. Yes, we all need a smaller less intrusive footprint on the planet, but we need to feed 7.5 billion, soon to 15 billion! … discipline isn’t frugality. Anymore than poverty is. Please, please, please … keep your money in circulation so it can be harvested and taxes many many times …

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  2. I often ‘don’t spend.’ Love that you did it yesterday. ❤
    Diana xo

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