Thursday, February 12, 2009
Our economy isn't the greatest right now obviously and it is something we have really been thinking a lot about recently. I have really been trying to get our food storage, trauma kits, water, saving and cutting back on unnecessary things. I will admit it has been a struggle at times but overall I think our family has really been more blessed. I have really been talking to the kids about keeping lights off, eating all their meals, not wasting, etc. And fixing things that have broken rather than throwing them away and buying a new one. And FYI watch the rates because now is a great time to refinance your mortgage loan, it has dropped in the 4% range several times in the last few months. I guess for me consciously thinking about all of this has helped me have a better understanding for what the savior talks about in the scriptures. About preparing every needful thing and our current leaders telling us to prepare for a rainy day and get our food storage and get out of debt. Currently we are so blessed Rob has a great job and things have been going so well for him but we never know when something may change. I guess I have had that on my mind a lot lately and how I just want to be prepared and pray that I would be in case something did ever happen. I still have a long way to go I realized but a little each day, week, or month really can make a big difference. I watched Oprah last week (which I never do because I never have time too but I saw a special on her show while at the Gym) and her entire show was on what we can do to cut costs and save money etc. I recorded it if anyone wants to see it it was really helpful to me and I really liked a lot of the things that were said. Anyway I share this only to remind myself and maybe anyone else that times are hard but they will get better. Help one another and prepare ourselves now because no ones futures are secure and for sure. Anything could happen. I am so happy I have a family and no matter what we will be together! I only hope I can continue to be better prepared! I need just remember "if ye are prepared ye shall not fear" I guess I'm not ready then because I am a little afraid. Apparently I have more work to do.