This is a time of economic uncertainty. We have been counseled to be prepared and to live modestly within our means. Whether you have a regular income or not, you can create a haven of peace for your family as you even out the highs and lows between paychecks. This means provident living — a way of life that provides in advance for the needs of your family. Consistently approaching this with enthusiasm, confidence, and creativity (instead of with the desperate air of downtrodden deprivation) is a key to success.
From our friends at House of Order comes this article by Daunell Clarke.
Early on, we recognized a trend among people with irregular paychecks that we termed The Mardi Gras Syndrome. You know Mardi Gras: The Feast before The Fast; the time for gobbling the goods from fear that the Good Times may be gone forever. Mardi Gras is a way of life for many, but it creates in the soul an appetite of insatiable longing; it wreaks havoc through disruption to lives and destruction of financial stability. While both partners in a marriage are responsible for their decisions, I discovered that my husband’s happiness (and his success in his business) could be profoundly influenced by my willing ability to eradicate Mardi Gras from my heart.