Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on which we celebrate the life, accomplishments and dreams of Dr. King. While Dr. King’s life’s mission was to abolish racism and bigotry, much of what he said can be applied to our financial lives.
Category: Live Fabulously
Every minute of every day you are faced with choices. Do you go to work or do you play hooky? Do you have tuna or turkey? Will you buy this or refrain from that? Or, the ever present, paper or plastic?
Choices and the plethora of choices that we have make life enjoyable. We have a myriad of colors to choose from for any number of events, things and dreams. What about the people we choose to spend our lives with, fun ones, serious ones and emotional ones? What if you lived in North Korea where you’re told what to be, who to worship and what to believe? Life would be quite different.
Remember when you were in college? Ramen and mac-n-cheese were diet staples because you could hardly afford anything else. Well, you couldn’t afford anything but beer.
Those days bring back fond memories. We buckled down when we needed. We took full class loads, crammed at the end of the semester for finals and still went out four nights a week. In addition, I held down a part-time job and worked 20 hours a week. This made me think of how when we really want to do something, we figure out how to do it.