Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Spiritual, Values
I returned to my office following a week of vacation. It was just as I left it.
– Books on the bookshelves organized, neat, and flush with the front of the shelf.
– CDs in the rack free of fingerprints and scratches.
– File folders in five file drawers alphabetized, organized, and current.
Lot’s of things were properly cared for before I left.
That’s not all there is in my office.
My desk is a mess.
I had unsorted papers in bins.
I had unsorted CDs stacked.
I am the grandson of a depression survivor. My maternal grandfather Ray Brausam was frugal man. I admire how he found ways to save money.
One of the ways he saved money was finding uses for things other people discarded. He sold cans and newspapers to recyclers to earn extra cash. My dad later helped me to do the same thing.
By Nature I Am A “Saver”
I am no where near as frugal as my grandfather, nor as smart as my dad, but I did manage to take the saving strategy to an extreme in the wrong direction.