Welcome to Money Monday!
Is it starting to feel like Christmas where you live yet?
Last night, Chad and I sat down to book our trip to San Diego after hours of research, and I have to be honest with you.
We faced some pretty big money blocks.
The first airline wanted to charge extra for any carry-ons or luggage, for a seat selection, for real human contact at the airport, and for being able to breathe air on their airplane.
We're thinking, "Just give us the frickin' price up front so we can decide if we want to pay it instead of adding all these extra fees at the end that make the price go up exponentially!" (Sometimes I need to rant too. )
Anyways, we decided to go with the airline that will give us lots of freedom to pack what we want to pack and to breathe whenever we want to breathe on the flight.
After adding up the cost of the flight, the hotel (with all of its extra fees), the car, the fun passes, parking, and the possible cost of gas, food, and clean water for 7 days, we're looking at a $5000 bill for this trip.
Our first thought was, "You know how much cool stuff we could buy for the amount of money that we're spending on just one week of fun?!?"
But then we had to remind ourselves that it's not an either/or situation.
When it comes to what you want, you can have it all.
You don't have to settle for one or the other.
You may not be able to buy it all at once, but you can certainly have it over time.
If there is a purchase you've made recently (or are thinking about making soon) that feels like a stretch for you financially much like our San Diego trip, here is a mindset shift you can make that will hopefully give you some peace about the situation.
Not only does money replenish itself and flow right back in once you spend some, but you also get to share your abundance with so many people when you make a purchase- especially a big purchase like a trip.
Just by purchasing our plane tickets, we are helping to support the families of the pilot, the flight attendants, the luggage loaders, the airport staff, the airline customer service employees, the manufacturers of the airplane, the people who distribute and deliver the gas for the airplane, and on and on and on.
I'm sure there are thousands of people behind the scenes who receive more abundance when one family takes a vacation.
If you are having a hard time spending money on something that you can afford (that would stretch you a little bit or a lot) and that would bring you joy, just think about all of the people that you will keep employed with your purchase- from the creators to the distributors of the product or service.
When you spread the abundance around, there is more to go around for everybody- yourself included.
You can bring this same mindset to paying taxes.
Think of the parks, the roads, the public spaces, and the thousands of community services that you are supporting with your tax payment.
If you live in Colorado, you are paying my husband's salary with your tax money so that we can live a blessed and abundant life.
Thank you for that!!!
So many other families are very grateful whenever you pay taxes or buy a product or service.
I encourage you to think about this whenever you go grocery shopping, eat out, buy a new tv, buy a car, plan a trip, buy a house, or do anything that costs money.
Think about all of the people who are supported by (and thankful for) your purchase. ❤️
I love you, and I am so thankful for you!
Much love to you,
P.s. I learned about spreading the abundance around from Jerry Hicks. He and his wife Esther wrote a book called Ask and It is Given that includes so many practical tools to help you allow more money and other amazing things into your life! You can buy it here if you would like to gift me with a small commission at no extra cost to you. I am an Amazon affiliate who only recommends books and personal development products that I personally own and love. ❤️
If you missed my letter called Let Go of the "How", you can find it here.
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