As the economy takes a downturn, many people are looking for advice about living a frugal life. At least in the USA, many have taken for granted that life will include the ability to earn a good income. We have indulged ourselves with the things money can buy. Now there is a shift toward living a more frugal lifestyle.
Many are turning from lavish lifestyles to lives of frugal simplicity. On many of the pages here I will share thoughts about living on less, yet enjoying life more. My hope is that you will share what is working for you as well.
Every generation has its own unique challenges. We're living in difficult times, however those that came before us lived through things that may have been even more stressful. I treasure the advice of my mom who is still healthy at nearly ninety years of age. The good news in all of this is that, if we are willing, we can learn from those who have gone before.
I was once asked: "If you had the opportunity, what advice would you give to the next generation?” There is not, of course, a single or simple answer to that question. I'm grateful that my grown children do sometimes ask for advice from mom. And, if I were to sum up, in one word, what I believe to be most important in life, that word is: relationship.
Typically those of us who are older are presumed to have advice and perception to offer to those who are younger. Many cultures seek the advice of their elders and honor the “wisdom of the ages.” Wisdom and advice, however, are not the exclusive property of those who have lived a long life. We can all learn from others of any age. Learning should be a lifelong pursuit.
It feels a bit presumtuous to offer my limited insights and wisdom to others. That is not the only goal of this site. I am creating a community where wisdom and advice from moms and others can be shared. You will find many places on the site where you can add your perspectives, tips, and other contributions.
It is important to me, at my stage of life, to think about leaving a legacy. As you will discover, my perspectives about legacy have nothing to do with leaving "stuff" for others to divvy up! The heritage that I want to leave could best be described as a legacy of love that begins with the relationships that mean the most.