I was so blessed by all the sweet comments on my picture recap of our trip to England!
Especially since I was kind of afraid to write about it. Yep. Silly me was afraid my dear readers would think, I thought Anna was thrifty. She hosts Thrifty Thursday after all! A trip to England is not thrifty.
That’s true. Staying home is much more thrifty than going on a vacation. (Though Joshua did find good deals on tickets and amazing deals on lodging!)
However, there are much more important things than saving every last penny all the time. Sometimes it’s so easy for me to get caught up in the nitty-gritty things, like using a fold-top sandwich bag costs 1/3 of a zippered one, that I forget the big picture.
Thriftiness has many facets, but one of them is choosing our own dreams (whether it’s music lessons for the kids, a paid-off house, a vacation, etc.), rather than letting Mrs. Jones tell us how to spend our money. And then not be able to afford the things that really matter to us.
The point of thriftiness is not to be miserly. It’s to manage our resources so we can afford the things that are important to our family.