Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

April 2, 2011

Prepare for Foul Weather


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

PREPARE FOR FOUL WEATHER

“If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst.” George Washington

“In fair weather, prepare for foul.” English writer Thomas Fuller

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     Both writers are correct, especially concerning persons who earn more than they need to live an adequate life.

     I’ve observed persons who, in the best of times, live to the limits of—or beyond—their incomes. They spend against the future.

     Other persons live below their incomes. They save towards the future.

     Granted, in our economy today many persons who have saved towards the future have come onto difficult times. We are each vulnerable to extreme circumstances—health issues, accidents, financial downturn—that can ruin even those who have done their best to prepare for future circumstances.

     However, rather than being among the group of persons who are one paycheck away from the food banks, those who have prepared have more wiggle room—sometimes up to a year. That can provide opportunity to regain balance.

     We mustn’t live such a life that our main goal is to prepare for the worst. There is more to life than that. But we must remember that in fair weather, we must prepare for the foul.

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