My husband had to meet with another business friend yesterday, it was about lunch time.
My husband told him that he didn’t really have the money to take him out to a *good* lunch so they got a couple of sandwiches at Subway. My husband even used a discount card that one of the guys at the office gave him.
My husband shared the story with me and told me that the guy really appreciated that.
We need to be good stewards of the money, of the companies, of the “stuff” that we have.
Sometimes we find ourselves thinking we need to impress other business people. Sometimes we find ourselves not being able to say no to dinner to that friend who doesn’t come into town a lot. Sometimes we find ourselves donating money to a cause when we really can’t afford to.
I think if we’re all honest to each other, it relieves a lot of pressure and I think that people really appreciate it. I think we would be all helping each other.
Our economy is tough now. Lots of people are in a situation right now that is really scary, that don’t know how they’re going to pay the next mortgage, how they’re going to manage all that they put on our plates. A lot of us have lost our jobs, have lost money in our retirement fund or the money market. Take a look at our states’ unemployment rate, our foreclosures and our state budget deficit. We’re hurting.
Believe me, it’s ok to tell people the truth about where you’re at, about how you’re hurting. I think you’ll be surprised at how many other people are in the same boat and didn’t want to say. We’re all in this together!