Embracing Gratitude: Cherishing Your Financial Wins

by | Nov 2, 2023

Why Every Penny Matters in Your Money Journey

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been reflecting a lot on gratitude. Now, I know that when it comes to our finances, it’s super easy to think about what’s left to do or how far we’ve yet to go. But today, I want to chat about celebrating those wins you’ve already achieved. Yep, even the tiny ones.

Remember that time you resisted the urge to swipe your credit card for that tempting sale? Or that month you managed to save just a bit more than usual? Or that week you didn’t fight about money? Those are big deals! Every positive step you take deserves its own mini-celebration.

Switching Up Your Money Story

We all dream big – whether that’s being debt-free, having a comfy savings cushion, or just feeling more in control of our money. And while dreaming big is awesome (and encouraged!), let’s also remember to appreciate the journey and the little milestones along the way.

Think of it this way: Instead of focusing on the amount you still owe, how about a little happy dance for the amount you’ve already paid off? It’s all about looking at the glass half full, and trust me, it feels a lot better. This shift can make a huge difference in your relationships too because you will be focusing on what you accomplished together – not just fighting about the bottom line. 

Living Within Your Means: The Unsung Hero

If you’ve managed to shift from constantly borrowing or using credit cards to living within what you earn, seriously, give yourself a big ol’ high-five! It might not seem like a headline-worthy accomplishment, but believe me, it’s a massive step in the right direction.

Avoiding that cycle of debt – especially when it feels like the whole world is tempting you to spend – is a sign of your strength and commitment. Another month without adding to that debt stress pile? That’s a win worth celebrating.

Thankful Today, Ready for Tomorrow

As we cozy up for Thanksgiving, amidst all the delicious food and the warmth of loved ones, let’s take a moment to be truly thankful for our financial journey. Every step, every penny saved, every smart choice, they all add up.

The path to financial peace is filled with tiny victories that lead to big results. And as we look to the future, let’s remember to appreciate the present. Because it’s not just about where we’re headed, but also about cherishing how far we’ve come.

Want to talk about how you can feel more gratitude towards your finances? Schedule a call with me today!

About Penny Kidd

I'm a social worker turned Financial Coach. I'm completely debt-free (including my house!) and help others make their money behave by doing a budget and becoming intentional with their money.

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