This week I am taking my younger son to college far from home with such bittersweet feelings. I will only see him every few months. I am realizing that when the youngest child leaves home, it is a real life change. I do, however, feel wonderful gratitude that:
- He is able to do college level work
- We have the college funds so that he can attend
- He wants to pursue this endeavor
What three huge blessings! When I start to feel sadness creep in, I immediately do a mindset shift to gratitude. This is working really well to get me through this otherwise emotionally challenging time. In fact, it is working so well that he actually commented that he thought I would be sadder than I am! This can only be a good sign coming from a late teen son who amazingly already knows everything there is to know about life.
You can use this mindset shuffle in any area, including money matters. Wherever you are challenged right now with your personal finances, try the gratitude shuffle. Your challenge may be from unusual expenses this month that created negative cash flow, reducing debt, or just not having the nest egg that you thought you would have by now. Feel true gratitude for what you do have. Gratitude leads to giving your money the attention it needs so you can reach your financial goals and while creating the rich life you want.