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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thrifty Thursday - Thrift = Thrive

Did you realize that the word thrift is related to the word thrive?  Doesn't that put a different perspective on being thrifty?  In the old days, being thrifty was considered a virtue.  Families had to be careful with their resources in order to thrive.  And thrive they did, with much less than we consider the bare minimum today.

The best things in life aren't things!
If you continue with this line of thinking, being thrifty has a whole new meaning.  Not overspending on clothes and impulse items, looking for ways to save on the food budget, not wasting resources, waiting longer to replace cars and appliances, making do with with what you have - all these help you focus on the things that are really important in your life (like family and relationships and experiences) and will help you thrive!


  1. That's really cool about thrift and thrive. I had never put those two words together in my mind, and now looking at it, the relationship makes a lot of sense.