Lesson 1 -

1. We admitted we were powerless over money, material goods - that having granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances and keeping up with the Joneses were not the end all 
we were led to believe. 


Admitting this really is the first step and where you begin.  Okay I know I tend to make light of this and that is because you have to laugh and keep your humor when making a lifestyle change such as this.  I am sure some of you know the Joneses. They live on your street, or you are friends with them on Facebook - they are your high school alumni-classmates.  They are the ones who post each and every Christmas gift they get. Forget the kids, the cute puppy or Aunt Mae - you just have to see a picture of that diamond tennis bracelet the hubby put on a credit card for them. It's like, "whoo hoo, their husband loves them better than yours loves you." Ha, you don't really believe that, do you? 

So back to us, and our admission that money is not going to change who we are - that having that expensive car and that expensive home is not going to make me happy. In fact, with some people, it can be a burden. A financial burden! 

So go ahead, ponder this lesson - where you stand with money. How do you relate to it? Is it your god? Once you start looking at money as just a tool instead of a means to "get everything you want" then you might one day understand all of this. Money is not bad. It's how WE look at it and what value we really place on it.

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