I bumped into this article from Allison Vesterfelt. She and her husband are planting a church in West Palm Beach. Allison is the author of a book Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life With Less Baggage. I thought she shared some wonderful reasons to be thankful for being broke. You can read more on her blog and subscribe here.
I use the word “broke” really intentionally. We’re not poor. We’re just in one of those seasons where things seem extra tight, and we feel extra frustrated by the lack of freedom we have financially.
But the more I obsess over it, the more I realized that living with less is actually a blessing. Here’s why.
1. It grows my creativityWhen resources are limited, I have to get creative. I believe this creativity is not disconnected from my artistic creativity. My husband and I have been searching old warehouses for useful materials, making a coffee table from an old elevator pulley. We’re also working on crafting a bed frame out of salvaged wood pallets, building a bookshelf, and refinishing a dresser we found at a thrift store.
Read the rest of Allison's article here.