Friday, April 8, 2011

What I spend my money on

This is not a rant.

Well, maybe a tiny one. ;)

We are on spring break and I took my girls to the mall today.

There really are no words for how materialistic our society is. It was sickening.

Don't get me wrong, I like pretty things. I even have a couple of things in my house that aren't broken. Yet.

Most of the time I am pretty frugal. But the light has come on in a whole new way recently.

I am sure it has something to do with the upcoming trip to Africa. All of my thoughts filter through that lens right now.

Judging from the mall, no one is feeling any sort of economic pinch. As we walked out of the PACKED OUT American Girl Place (after window shopping only) we had a little chat about what is most important. Buying another doll or feeding children who have no food. We shouldn't feel guilty that we live in America. God has given us a great life and luxuries like having dolls to dress up. We should enjoy that life and be thankful. But we also shouldn't spend money like fools. The hard part is finding that balance in a "must-have-everything" society. Especially when you are raising little ones in it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are such a good Mommy! :)
Thank you for raising your girls to be aware of what/who is around them and then use wisdom to help others. I hope we can be related one day :D