Live for a Sunny Day Instead of Saving for a Rainy One #MySunnyDay3:50 PM
I have been saving money for years for a rainy day. I hate it, but I do it because I know, as the sole money earner for our household, if something were to happen, the backup needs to be there. I can't tell you how boring and un-motivating it is to save for a rainy day. Of course, once you have the money saved it is an accomplishment, but it feels like a chore while I'm doing it.
Think about how you feel when saving for a rainy day. Now, think about how it would be to live for a sunny day instead? How much more motivating and fun would it be to actually put yourself in your sunny day situation and thing how wonderful it will be when you meet your goal.
For me, the sunny day I am living for is our trip to Alaska and Hawaii next year. I promised the boys years ago that if we made it to all 48 contiguous states that we would plan a trip to Alaska and Hawaii. This trip is going to cost so much more than any of our others though, so I have started to save for the sunny day when I'll be laying in the warm sand on a beach in Hawaii as we drink out of coconuts and take selfies in front of glaciers. Awesome right? Now, tell me that isn't something worth saving for. So much more motivating.
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