Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Last Watermelon

The Last Watermelon-
This afternoon we will eat the last watermelon of the summer.  It’s a time of transition.  It’s a time to turn towards autumn.
v  The smell of cinnamon and pumpkin
v  The sight of falling leaves and piles of plenty
v  The sound of crunching leaves and wind chimes
Warm homes and toasty cups of cocoa are welcomed as the last of the red seeded fruit is eaten.
Transitions are part of life.  Sometimes they are welcomed, and other times they are not.  During our No Spend Month of September we are intending to build an emergency fund so that when we have an unexpected transition like a new roof, new carpeting (after 20 years), or the car needs repaired, it is not a burden, can be paid for with cash and accomplished without guilt or remorse.
The animals gather at this time of year, storing up for a long winter. Our No Spend Month is much the same.  We are gathering our loose change, extra dollars, and unspent balances so that we have a surplus in times of transition.  It has been a transition in habit to live on $15 a day. It has also been very rewarding. We are almost half way through the No Spend Month. It has been a welcomed transition for the most part, and one that I would like to try and continue for another month.
 Living this way year round may be possible. I wonder?
“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” –Author Unknown

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