Friday, October 30, 2009
In life we all have different ways of motivating ourselves. Much of our motivation may come from our own desires within to achieve whatever it is that we are passionate about in life. It's a lot of fun for me to watch my children learn their own passions. Books, it seems, are pretty high on their list. Lately, the book fair has been happening at school and my children run home every day and ask for chores to earn more money to buy more books. I'm in heaven. I love this sequence of events. It makes me glad.
I'm grateful that they don't believe money grows on trees and that work equals money. These are life lessons that I hope to instill on them not only now but as time goes on. I want them to understand a budget and how to live within their means.
That being said, it's been an expensive week for me paying for all of these chores and my pockets are pretty light. This is okay though because the value of the lesson is something worth more than money.