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.